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From one 9/11 to another


On September 11, 2001, a group of terrorists hijacked airliners and the World Trade Center towers collapsed. A few weeks later, from quotes from American newspapers transformed into an oratorio, the French playwright Michel Vinaver wrote a poignant play: September 11 2001.

Ten years later, in 2011, 44 young high school students from Seine-Saint-Denis, accompanied by 5 professional actors, performed this play at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, then on tour.


To achieve this show of rare intensity, it took 18 months of remarkable work directed by and animated by the director Arnaud Meunier, the actors of his company, many passionate high school teachers and the association "Citoyenneté jeunesse."

This project was the subject of a documentary film (From one 9/11 to another) directed by Guy Girard and of a book co-written by Jean-Charles Morisseau and Mathieu Palain.


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Standing-ovation at the Théâtre de la Ville. Ten years to the day after the fall of the World Trade Center, Arnaud Meunier, Michel Vinaver and the whole team of the play September 11 2001 receive, moved, the acclamations of the public.


Three high schools in Seine-Saint-Denis, 18 teachers, nearly 100 students, a year to discover the world through theater.


In the film From one 9/11 to another, director Guy Girard follows high school students from Seine-Saint-Denis who discover theater with Michel Vinaver's play on the attacks of September 11, 2001, ten years later.


The desire to complete the project with a book was nourished by a fairly simple observation: how to tell the story, the whole adventure, of the project "from one 9/11 to another."


The project received national and international media coverage: TV, radio, daily press, magazines, blogs.


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