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Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11 by Kevin TuerffA fully revised and updated paperback edition featuring over twenty colour photographs.
When Kevin Tuerff and his partner boarded their flight from France to New York City on September 11, 2001, they had no idea that a few hours later the world — and their lives — would change forever. After U.S. airspace closed following the terrorist attacks, Kevin, who had been experiencing doubts about organized religion, found himself in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, with thousands of other refugees or “come from aways.”
Channel of Peace is a beautiful account of how the people of Gander rallied with boundless acts of generosity and compassion for the “plane people,” renewing Kevin’s spirituality and inspiring him to organize an annual and growing “giving back” day. His story, along with others, has reached thousands of people when it was incorporated into the Broadway musical Come From Away.
In Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11, you will find an unforgettable, uplifting tale of goodwill, the strength of the human spirit, and hope.
'Come From Away,' a Feel-Good 9/11 Musical Set to Debut on Broadway
They are mentioned, of course, but the story is really about people who helped others in crisis. As a result, 38 planes with about 6, passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, a town of about 9, people. Over the next five days, officials checked passports and visas, vetted passengers and arranged accommodations. At first, the visitors—who are called "come from aways," which to the locals means anyone not born in Newfoundland—stayed in vacant halls, gyms and in one of the few hotels in Gander. Soon, the natives stopped by to check in on their guests.
Written by Canadian wife-and- husband team Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the show is set in Gander, the Newfoundland town with a population of 9, that received 38 planes that were diverted when US air space shut down as terrorists struck the World Trade Centre on 11 September Gander was the historical refuelling pit stop for transatlantic planes and its international airport has remained. Back to those badges. The principals shift characters multiple times throughout the piece, swapping hats and jackets, while working with a simple but effective set of 14 chairs and three tables that morph into a plane, a bus, a bar and a shelter. The idea came when Sankoff and Hein attended the 10th anniversary ceremonies in Gander in , for which an unlikely group of people came back together. Life after a terrorist attack is an unusual inspiration for musical theatre, and there was some reticence among the Newfoundlanders in having their stories shared in this way. They considered creating Come From Away in verbatim style, but opted for amalgamated characters instead, incorporating as many of the quotes from interviews as possible.
Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Get the original broadway cast album! Download now. Come From Away celebrates performances on Broadway! Come From Away opens in Melbourne, Australia.
A post-screening discussion will feature the documentary's award-winning producer Peter Gentile; citizens of Gander featured in the film, Oz Fudge and Nick and Diane Marson; and cast members from Broadway's Come From Away. On September 11, , global chaos ensued as the World Trade Center Towers came crashing down, and the fate of airline passengers en route to America was literally thrown off course. When 38 planes carrying 6, individuals arrived at Gander, Newfoundland, the eastern-most point of North America, the small Canadian town came together to host a group of strangers who would leave as family. So, as New York launches a week of remembrance and reflection, we at The Sheen Center are proud to host this special advance screening event. You Are Here is a meaningful, touching film celebrating the glowing humanity and compassion that poured from a community at one of the world's darkest hours. And the perfect finish to this moving event is to have the producer Peter Gentile and cast members from Broadway's Come From Away here to share this evening with us at The Sheen. The Sheen Center is proud to host the Justice Film Festival annually, so we think that this special screening event is a terrific 'curtain-raiser' for the full festival coming in November.