Remembering and reflecting on September 11


A still from Wolfgang Staehle's film '2001' shows the East River and a view of the Manhattan skyline, with smoke billowing from the Twin Towers.

Photo: Wolfgang Staehle’s “2001,” Courtesy of National September 11 Memorial and Museum, © Wolfgang Staehle

It’s hard to believe it has been almost two decades since September 11, 2001. 

Video artist Wolfgang Staehle had set up webcams in Brooklyn a few days prior to September 11 with the idea of capturing the mundane predictability of life. His subsequent two-channel film, 2001, documents the Twin Towers in the hours leading up to and following the attack.

As a way to reflect upon the day that changed our trajectory, Brooklyn Historical Society has programmed an all-day screening of Staehle’s film, starting at 8:30am. At 7pm, Jessica Chen, Senior Director of Public and Professional Programs at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, will moderate a conversation with three writers who have processed the tragedy through their works. Both events are free, but you can RSVP for the film and the discussion.

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