NY schoolboy films documentary on his haunted memories of 9/11 terror attacks

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New York, Sept 27 (ANI): Brook Peters, a 13-year-old schoolboy who witnessed and grew up with the haunting memories of the 9/11 terror attacks, is reportedly filming a documentary" focusing on students and staff at schools near 'Ground Zero' who lost their lives that day.

According to The New York Daily News, nine years back, Peters witnessed the terrible sight of burning skyscrapers collapsing, "stick figures falling from the sky" and classmates and teachers running for their lives, which has become a part of his life now.

"What I wanted to tell people in this film is that everyone deserves remembrance on September 11. There were children in the area that day, in seven different schools. And I wanted to show we came back from it all. It's also a message of love to the people who died," he said.

For the past two years, the Manhattan boy has been filming interviews with students and staff from "Ground Zero" schools and also firefighters he knows for his 35 minutes documentary entitled "The Second Day."

Fire Captain Tony Varriale, who saw Peters growing up with the fear of 9/11 said: "I remember them coming in, the fear in his and her face. He grew up to be a very interesting young man. I think this film is part of the healing process for him."

Over 5,600 terrified school kids were caught up in the chaos, who were later rescued by their heroic teachers, the paper said.

Peters is now hoping that his film will be chosen for the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

Brook's actress mom, Michelle, reportedly approached an editor Kim Campi to volunteer her time, and actor Dan Lauria to do the voiceovers and help him add a professional touch to her son's dream project. (ANI)

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