Rebirth

Friday, September 30 th, 2016 at 00:09 am 

Rebirth

JOY REVIEW

Rebirth probably would be more accurate if it was actually called rebuilding. The idea is that the documentary is sponsored by the Aon Foundation, which lost 175 employees of the Aon Corporation during September 11th focusing on five people: two women, one of whom is a young woman who lost her fiancee, one is a Chinese woman who was burned badly — she was actually in the Trade Center and has gone through a lot of remedial work — Tim, who wanted to be part of the fire department, Nick, who was a high school student whose mom was killed in the Trade Center, and Brian, who is a construction worker. They are unusually articulate, which certainly makes for a good documentary. It probably needed a little editing if I’m to be quite honest. Part of it is that if you lived in New York, this is still a very raw story, but it’s something to go see. I think it’s probably going to be one of those things that ends up in a museum, which would be appropriate, about September 11th or maybe it’s a documentary shown as part of the museum at the site of the Twin Towers. I think as entertainment, it’s a little tough going, especially for those of us who were there. But the images are certainly breathtaking in all senses of the word and the people are articulate. So as entertainment, you’re going to have some problems with it. But as a documentary that sort of takes you to a time in history, I think it’s very interesting. Three stars.

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