China. September 11th, 2001.
The filmmaker watches from across the world as the Twin Towers fall less than a mile from where she lives, a tragedy made more surreal by a deep personal connection to those buildings.  Life in New York is shattered while life in China goes on.

REVIEWS

"An inventive piece... by Eva Ilona Brzeski, who was in China with her mother when the attacks occurred. She ties in her discomfort at being so far from home at such a terrible time, to the distance she always felt from her grandfather, a man who helped design the World Trade Center."
– Chicago Tribune

"Eva Brzeski's China Diary (911) is an interesting look at how the filmmaker watched events unfold in her native New York from half a world away, as she was vacationing in China with her mother. Shots of a flickering television news program, an eerily empty airport terminal and New York destruction are contrasted with Chinese locals continuing with business as usual."
– Seattle Times

SELECTED AWARDS & SCREENINGS

HBO/Cinemax

SF Cinematheque
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PRODUCTION CREDITS
Written, photographed and edited by Eva Ilona Brzeski
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