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From the Ground Up


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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 30 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2011
Available in French: No

FROM THE GROUND UP follows the widows of five New York firefighters ten years after 9/11. It's their journey, two steps forward and one step back, through tears, depression, and laughter to triumph over tragedy. It's five women finding strength to forge through madness and comfort their children while the world watches.

FROM THE GROUND UP is a personal and emotional account of how 9/11 permeates the lives of these women. We see how this tragedy has strengthened them, forcing them to dig deeper to give new meaning to their lives, empower their families and make a difference in their communities. Turning evil into good, they lift our spirits and honor their heroic husbands in the most fitting ways they can imagine from building a library, starting several foundations and instituting the hugely succesful Tunnel to Towers run.

DVD Features:
DVD includes SDH captioning for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and scene selection.
 


Awards:
Best Documentary Short, Staten Island Film Festival

Screened at:
MountainFilm, Telluride
Woods Hole Film Festival
DocuWest Film Festival
New Jersey Film Festival
Rome International Film Festival
Big Bear Lake International Film Festival
Crested Butte Film Festival
Heartland Film Festival


Links: www.fromthegroundup-thefilm.com/  the film's website




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