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“Film, Faith, and the Future”: Film Screening and Panel Discussion at NYU September 10

August 30, 2011

New York University will host “Film, Faith, and the Future,” a film screening and panel discussion weighing the impact of the 9/11 attacks a decade later, on Saturday, September 10, 7-9 p.m. at NYU’s Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St. (at University Place).

The evening will commence with a screening of the documentary “Auf Wiedersehen, ’Til We Meet Again”. It will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Stanley Fish, Opinionator, New York Times. The panel will also include: Peter Goodrich, professor at Cardozo School of Law and writer and producer of “Auf Wiedersehen, ’Til We Meet Again”; Imam Khalid Latif, executive director of the NYU Islamic Center; Linda G. Mills, senior vice provost at NYU and co-director and producer of “Auf Wiedersehen, ’Til We Meet Again”; Fatima Shama, commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs; and Robert Shrum, senior fellow at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212.998.2266 or email Subways: 6 (Astor Place); N, R (8th Street). To RSVP, click here.

“Film, Faith, and the Future” is sponsored by the NYU Center on Violence and Recovery, the NYU Silver School of Social Work, the NYU Center for Media, Culture, and History, the Bronfman Center at NYU, and the NYU Center for Religion and Media.

About the film, Auf Wiedersehen, ’Til We Meet Again (2010): Witnessing the attacks of 9/11 first hand propels author and activist Linda Mills on a search for her family’s roots. Wanting desperately to talk honestly with her five-year-old son about what he had seen as the family fled from a school just outside the burning towers forces Mills to confront her own mother’s silence about her experiences escaping Austria during the Holocaust. To view the trailer, click here.

“Everything is in this movie: the horror of what happened in 1938 and the years that followed; the profound distress and sadness that these events continue to trigger in us; the danger that this distress and sadness are becoming ritualized; the emotional distance that time creates; and the gentle irritation with which the present generation sometimes views the past as an obsession of their parents.” Bernhard Schlink, author of The Reader

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Press Contact: James Devitt | (212) 998-6808

“Film, Faith, and the Future”: Film Screening and Panel Discussion September 10

NYU will host “Film, Faith, and the Future,” a film screening of the documentary “Auf Wiedersehen, ’Til We Meet Again” and panel discussion weighing the impact of the 9/11 attacks a decade later, on Saturday, September 10. In “Auf Wiedersehen, ’Til We Meet Again," a compelling and often funny tale of recovery and renewal, producer and co-director Linda G. Mills is propelled by her family’s life-threatening experience of September 11 to return to the site of her mother’s flight from Vienna in 1939. Accompanied by her 10-year-old son, pictured above, and 85-year-old mother, Mills discovers unsettling truths that upend familial and historical myths.

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