KIPCOR hosts film to commemorate 9/11
'Generation 9/11' follows children impacted by the attacks
September 11, 2001, better known as 9/11, remains the single deadliest terrorist attack on the American nation 21 years later. Nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives at the twin towers, the Pentagon, and on the four flights involved in the various attacks.
In honor of the lives lost, and in memory of one of our nation’s lowest moments in modern history, Bethel College’s upcoming KIPCOR film series will cover how the attack on that fateful day two decades ago has impacted those who grew up in its shadow.
The film Generation 9/11 is a PBS film made in July of 2021, and is dedicated to those directly impacted by the attack. The documentary follows the stories of seven young men and women who lost their loved ones in the attacks; some before they were even born, forced to grow up without a father. The film covers the lives of these seven as they are forced to adapt to the ever-changing American social climate, and illustrates how they choose to honor their lost loved ones.
This film marks an important turning point, as a majority of current Bethel College students had not been born when the attacks occured. Rather, they grew up under the shadow of the war on terrorism incited by these attacks. This film showing will be offered as an additional convocation credit for students and will feature a talkback discussion at the end of the presentation. The event is to be hosted in Krehbiel Auditorium from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 11th.