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CBC’s documentary Channel orders 9/11 doc from Saloon Media

The documentary, written and directed by Elizabeth St. Philip, tracks the lives of the children present when George W. Bush learned of the 9/11 attacks.
January 15, 2019

Saloon Media has started production on a feature-length documentary titled 9/11 Kids, commissioned by CBC’s documentary Channel.

Blue Ant Media, which recently acquired Saloon Media, will showcase the film at 2019 Realscreen Summit in New Orleans this month, with delivery expected in August of this year. Blue Ant is currently looking for international buyers for the doc.

The 78-minute film will explore the lives of the children inside the Florida classroom on Sept. 11, 2001, where President George W. Bush learned about the attacks on the World Trade Center towers. Filmmakers track the lives of the kids into their mid-20s, calling them the “9/11 generation,” where some have fallen on hard times and others have experienced great success, to show the modern face of the “American Dream.”

9/11 Kids is written and directed by Elizabeth St. Philip, produced and created by Steve Gamester, and commissioned by CBC documentary Channel’s Jordana Ross and Sandra Kleinfield. Saloon Media’s Michael Kot¬†serves as executive producer on the project.

From Playback Daily, written by Kelly Townsend

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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