In Theaters Wed, Sep 11
You Are Here
A Come From Away Story
You Are Here - A Come From Away Story is an intimate feature documentary that goes deep into the community of Gander, Newfoundland where 38 airliners carrying over 6,500 passengers were forced to land after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. The film pulls back the emotional layers surrounding the five days during which the community housed, fed and cared for the dislocated passengers.
While their stories inspired an extraordinary Broadway hit musical, Come From Away, the documentary, You Are Here, offers first-hand accounts of the great kindnesses and energetic resourcefulness the community showed their unexpected guests. Their emotional and sometimes humorous stories of compassion and generosity, born of a long history of rescuing and welcoming shipwrecked sailors, resonate with a legacy of healing and reconciliation for the world - especially for the survivors of those murdered on 9/11 and for the first responders who lost their own lives saving others on that fateful day.
THE MOVIE NETWORK PRESENTS AN MDF PRODUCTION "YOU ARE HERE"
PRODUCED WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF THE MOVIE NETWORK A DIVISION OF BELL MEDIA, THE CMF AND ROGERS DOCUMENTARY & CABLE FUND EDITOR CATHY GULKIN D.O.P. IAN KERR CSC
MUSIC PHIL STRONG & LAUREL MACDONALD EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS PETER GENTILE BILL HOUSE WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MOZE MOSSANEN PRODUCED BY PETER GENTILE
Run Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
I don’t think I've ever seen a doc evoke the sort of emotional reaction/standing ovation that YOU ARE HERE: A COME FROM AWAY STORY did...SCOTT FEINBERG, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
A beautiful film, a grave but often droll and timely reminder that the solace of kindness exists even in the most painful, frightening circumstances."JOHN DOYLE, THE GLOBE AND MAIL
The evocation of the real-life hosts’ kindness, generosity and goodwill makes it a tear-jerking powerhouse on its own.SUSAN G. COLE , NOW MAGAZINE
You Are Here provides a cathartic reaffirmation of the forgotten art of human decency.PAT MULLEN, POV MAGAZINE
Beverley Bass, the first female captain for American Airlines, was in route from the Charles de Gaulle airport to the Dallas/FW airport on 9/11. Due to the closure of American airspace, her flight was ordered to land at Gander Int’l airport. Her plane was the 36th of the 38 that landed in Gander that day.
Diane & Nick Marson
Diane & Nick Marson
Diane Davis, a longtime resident of Gander, was a teacher at Gander Academy when 6,500 passengers landed at Gander Int’l airport. Diane oversaw transitioning Gander Academy from a school to a place of lodging for the passengers, including food, clothing, and other provisions.