SnagFilms announced that it is streaming five films without advertising in its annual September 11tth Remembrance in Film.
The slate of films include: Afganistan Revealed, Beyond Belief, Saint of 9/11, and We Are Family. Just like with all the more than 300 non-fiction films in SnagFilms’ library, each of these documentary films can be re-streamed via a widget and embedded on another website or social network page.
Comprising footage culled from more than two-dozen filmmakers’ material produced on the day and immediate aftermath of September 11th, 2001, 7 Days in September has been called by New York Times film critic A.O. Scott “an almost unbearably powerful documentary.” Director Steven Rosenbaum wove together the journeys of 28 New Yorkers – each of whom recorded their most private experiences during the attacks on the World Trade Center, and the week that followed. The storytellers, included a postal worker, a college student, an artist, and Rosenbaum’s 11 year old son Max, who together captured the sorrow and solidarity of the 9/11 story.
Viewers of films presented by SnagFilms.com are encouraged to become “filmanthropists,” either by opening a new movie theater widget on their personal website or social networking page, or by contributing directly to a cause tied to the films they watch. Viewers who respond to the “support” button connected to any of the Remembrance films will be able to contribute funds to the National September 11th Memorial and Museum, the builder, programmer, and operator of the Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero.
SnagFilms would match its viewers’ contributions during the Remembrance Week.