IN THE DAYS after September 11, 2001, filmmaker Velcrow Ripper was on his own journey to the ground zeros of the world. Hiroshima, Cambodia, Bhopal… and suddenly New York City. The sad irony was not lost on him.
Velcrow was able to capture the darkness of the moment, as well as the light, ultimately culminating in his feature doc “Scared Sacred.”
In honour of the 10 year anniversary, here’s a look back at the scene.
10 years later, the director is back in New York, and released this video message reflecting on the zeitgeist of our times.
What do you think we’ve learned, if anything, in the 10 years since 9/11?
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Ian MacKenzie is the founder and former editor of Brave New Traveler. He is Head of Video at Matador Network. Ian is also an independent filmmaker, with his first feature (One Week Job) released in 2010. His more recent projects include Sacred Economics and Occupy Love.
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