MIDDLETOWN – The film, “Monmouth County, 9/11, and Its Aftermath” will premiere on tomorrow, September 11 at the Monmouth County Historical Association Exhibit at the Taylor Butler House in Middletown.
Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, as a member of the Associations’ Commemoration Advisory Committee, made the announcement of the premiere commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 on the World Trade Center.
The film, by New York Emmy Award winning director and cinematographer Adam Worth, incorporates archival records and original interviews with county residents impacted by the events of 9/11, including widows, survivors, first responders, historians, government officials, and more.
Hanlon produced the film as a companion to the MCHA exhibit which honors the 147 residents lost that day and its impact on Monmouth County.
“Since the Monmouth County Clerk is responsible for maintaining records significant to Monmouth County history, I joined the Monmouth County Historical Association's advisory committee to assist with the preservation of first-hand accounts from residents who were affected by September 11, 2001,” said Hanlon. “I am pleased to have produced this short film that showcases Monmouth County’s heroism and strength on and after the tragedy’s aftermath, as we joined together to mourn, heal and serve the nation,” said county clerk continued. “As “Keeper of the Records”, I am proud to be a part of this preservation project that continues to educate all for years to come about Monmouth County’s 9/11 response and resiliency, she continued.
The clerk added she hopes viewers will be reminded of what was lost that day, will learn more about heartrending and inspiring chapter in county history, and will understand the importance of preserving local history.
For more information about the film, email the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office at CountyClerk@co.monmouth.nj.us.
For more information about the Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) 9/11 exhibit, visit MonmouthHistory.org or call the MCHA at 732-462-1466. The film will be available for viewing through Nov. 11, 2021.