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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:49 pm    Post subject: Need Photos for Out of the Ashes Film
From Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:00 am to Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:59 am (included)
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Dear 9/11 Families,

I am writing with a very special request.

This e-mail is to ask you to participate in a unique, non-profit, educational documentary film. I am a Professor at Seattle University producing Out of the Ashes: 9/11, a film about 9/11 families and their experiences with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the 9/11 Federal Court lawsuits.

Request for Photo

I am requesting a photo of your loved one to be used in this documentary. I will be honoring the deceased victims of 9/11 by scrolling the names and photos at the beginning and at the end of the documentary. I would be honored to feature as many photographs as I receive.

The Documentary: “Out of the Ashes: 9/11”

The documentary is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational project sponsored by Seattle University, a Catholic-Jesuit institution. The documentary will be distributed to universities, colleges and secondary schools. This is not a commercial endeavor. Proceeds, if any, will be donated to charities. Our professional production is directed by an Emmy-award winning filmmaker, and is filmed in the high quality HD.

The documentary portrays seven 9/11 families and their struggle to cope with the terrorist tragedy and their experiences with the Fund and litigation. Among the families are a father of a NYC firefighter; a Flight 93 pilot’s widow; families who lost loved ones in both WTC towers and on the ground; and a victim of the toxic dust at Ground Zero. The film is objective, giving a voice to the families and provides a dignified analysis of the issues: skyscraper safety, proper burial for 9/11 victims, the toxic dust (respiratory diseases and deaths), fairness of the Fund and the 9/11 Federal Court litigation.

The VCF has been cited as the model of an alternative to civil litigation. This documentary takes an unbiased look at the VCF vs. litigation with the goal of being used as a teaching tool in hopes of learning lessons.

To Participate

If you would like to participate, please send a photo of your loved one as an e-mail attachment directly to me at: marilynjberger@gmail.com

If you prefer to mail your photo, please send it to:

Professor Marilyn J. Berger
Director of Trial Advocacy & Films for Justice
Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue Sullivan Hall
P.O Box 222000
Seattle, Washington 98122

Upon receipt of your loved one’s photo, I will send you a release form, in order for your photo to be included in the documentary. To ensure the prompt return of your mailed photos, please include your name and address printed clearly.

If you would like any additional information, please contact me at the above email. And you can also follow this link to access my faculty profile at Seattle University Law School http://www.law.seattleu.edu/x3019.xml and a description of my other educational film at http://www.law.seattleu.edu/x1873.xml

Warm regards,

Marilyn Berger

Marilyn J. Berger

Professor of Law

Director of Advocacy Program

Director Films for Justice Institute

Seattle University Law School

901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall

P.O. Box 222000

Seattle, WA 98122-1090
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