The Director of "Objects and Memory", Jon Fein reflects on the
making of this documentary in the aftermath of 9/11.
"The Objects and Memory Project began when I
saw that historians and curators were working while history was
unfolding in the aftermath of 9/11. Following this dramatic
human story led to the realization that we all hold onto things
which may not have monetary value or mean much to someone else, but
for us are irreplaceable. The Objects and
Memory documentary film was broadcast nationally
as PBS's prime time special in commemoration of the seventh
anniversary of 9/11 (and has been rebroadcast several times since
then). The film is about how we preserve the past and speak to
the future through the otherwise ordinary things in our homes and
museums that are associated with people, places, and events.
With narration by Frank Langella and music by Philip
Glass, Objects and Memory invites viewers to
consider what they value most, how we respond to history while it
is happening, and how we form communities across time. More
information can be found at www.objectsandmemory.org. "