Katie Murphy Amphitheatre(FIT) – 12:00pm
Friday, October 16th
Short Film Corner 1
9 min | Drama | Documentary | 2014
By Alexandra Liveris
The only religious site destroyed on 9/11 rebuilds on America’s most sacred ground. “The Church at Ground Zero” explores how a small Greek Orthodox parish plans to transform itself into an international shrine and in doing so raises questions regarding the role of religion in the response to a national tragedy and the memorialization of its victims.
Alexandra Liveris is a New York based filmmaker committed to creating creative story structures around pressing social issues. Her work has world premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and has screened in over 150 cities across the country. In addition to filmmaking, she worked as a producer for the “Charlie Rose Show” and co-founded the young leaders projects for the Clinton Global Initiative. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International relations from Tufts University, an M.F.A in Documentary Film & Video from Stanford University, and is a Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow. Alexandra is currently directing a film about the international renowned architect Santiago Calatrava and the staging of his public artwork in New York City.