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In Sarasota, Florida, one of the most memorable moments of 9/11 is captured on camera: President Bush is reading to a group of elementary students when he learns of a major attack on the country. Sitting in front of the President were sixteen school children from Emma E. Booker Elementary. They were chosen because they were the best readers in their school and the perfect place for Bush to promote his education program, No Child Left Behind.

While members of the press and Bush’s advisors stand nearby waiting nervously. The kids keep reading; their voices are strong and full of hope. These are the final moments of innocence, right before the storm.

What happened to those kids? The directors of 9/11 KIDS track them down to find out what they remember, what’s happened since, and their dreams for the future. They witnessed the moment a new American reality was born. This film is about the 9/11 Generation and the American Dream, providing a window into some of the most vital themes of the American experience.
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    88 minutes
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  • Director
    Elizabeth St. Philip
  • Screenwriter
    Elizabeth St. Philip
  • Producer
    Steve Gamester, Elizabeth St. Philip
  • Executive Producer
    Michael Kot, Betty Orr, Steve Gamester
  • Cinematographer
    Chris Romeike
  • Editor
    Greg West