August 25, 2011
Sept. 11 documentary “Rebirth” to be screened at Marquette
Date: Sept. 11, 2011, 7 p.m.
Place: Weasler Auditorium, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Marquette professional in residence was field producer
A documentary tracking the healing of five people affected by the World Trade Center terrorist attacks will be screened at Marquette University on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. The showing of Rebirth
is free and open to the public and features the work of field producer Danielle Beverly, visiting professional in residence in digital media for the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication.
Beverly will introduce Rebirth and answer questions afterward. The film, which premiered at this year’s Sundance film festival, follows the rebuilding of lives interwoven with construction of the World Trade Center in time-lapse film. It will also be a permanent exhibition at the WTC Memorial Museum and broadcast by Showtime.
“To witness five people travel from grief to hope is a universal theme that speaks to the core of the human condition,” Beverly said. “I'm especially pleased to present it at Marquette, as the mission of Rebirth
mirrors the spirit of Marquette – service and a desire to make the world a more loving, understanding place.”
The New York Times called the documentary “a record of recovery, without narration, graphic images or expert opinions, but shot through with the poetry of deeply felt emotions.” It also wrote that Rebirth
stands out “amid the plays, documentaries, novels and other works of art created in the wake of that September day” for capturing what happened next over a period of years.
Beverly began her career at Chicago’s PBS affiliate and has directed episodes for PBS and other outlets since 1999. She is currently in post-production on another documentary, Old South
, which examines racism and gentrification in a small community.
Prior to coming to Marquette, Beverly received a fellowship to attend the Flaherty Film Seminar in New York and was visiting professor in filmmaking at the University of Notre Dame. Currently she freelances as a cameraperson on social issue documentary projects and for social justice organizations.