Toronto 2011: Short Film to Mark 10th Anniversary of 9/11

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TIFF commissioned a 4-minute film by Lucius Dechausay to commemorate the September 11, 2001 U.S. terror attacks.

TORONTO – The Toronto International Film Festival is to mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks by screening an untitled short film by Toronto filmmaker Lucius Dechausay.

The four-minute film uses stock and archival footage, and interviews with 11 people who attended the 2001 Toronto film festival, to pay tribute to the tragic historical event.

Deschausay’s film, which has not been screened in advance, will be the only one to be shown in front of all public screenings on September 11, and will not be shown after Sunday.

Fest organizers said they deliberated for months on how to mark the tenth year anniversary, which meant revisiting an infamous day that bisected the 26th edition of TIFF in 2001.

The aim of Dechausay's short film is to reflect the broader film industry community, including legions of American film producers, directors and actors at TIFF in 2001, that were touched by the 9/11 terror attacks.