The Second Day
The B&H Event Space (420 9th Ave., Manhattan)
The Second Day is a touching and inspirational documentary film about the students and educators at Ground Zero area schools who experienced first-hand the tragic events of September 11, 2001 in New York City. On September 11, 2001, Brook Peters was attending his second day of kindergarten at P.S. 150 Tribeca Learning Center when two planes struck the Twin Towers. At the age of 11, Brook set out to create his documentary film The Second Day to help shed emotional light on the manic moments of that fateful morning and to offer a personal reflection on the decade that followed. Brook conducted 18 hours of interviews with fellow classmates, students, teachers, faculty, firefighters, and counselors and used borrowed editing equipment to complete his film at the age of 14.
Brook was honored when The Second Day was selected to premier at the prestigious Tribeca Family Film Festival in New York City, where it received a standing ovation from over 900 people. The New York City Council and the New York State Legislature have both formally acknowledged the positive impact of his film with resolutions of support.
This will be a special screening: Brook Peters will be available after for a Q&A session