Dir. Jim Whitaker
In Theaters 08/26/11 On DVD 09/06/11
REBIRTH is a riveting journey into living history – an act of personal witness to one of the most profound events in American history and the healing that has come in its wake.
The result of a decade-long process by director Jim Whitaker, the inspirational story of REBIRTH follows the nearly ten-year transformation of five people whose lives were forever altered on September 11, 2001 – and simultaneously tracks via unprecedented multi-camera time-lapse photography the minute-by-minute evolution of the space where the Twin Towers once rose. Both a singular cinematic and human experience, REBIRTH is deeply intimate and uplifting - providing a moving portrait of how trauma and grief metamorphose into hope and rebuilding as the human spirit transcends the unthinkable over time.
Directed by Jim Whitaker Edited by Kevin Filippini Cinematographer Thomas Lappin Original Score by Phillip Glass Producers Jim Whitaker David Solomon
Feature length audio commentary with director Jim Whitaker and director of photography Tom Lappin
English subtitles for the hearing impaired
14 cameras, 24 hours- a video about the time-lapse project
Extended cut of the time-lapse footage
Project Rebirth- a video about the mission of this unique organization
With an exclusive essay by Davis Guggenheim, director of Waiting for Superman (2010) and the Academy Award-winning An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
Catalog Number: OSC-041