You Are Here - A Come From Away Story
Written & Directed by Moze Mossanen
You Are Here - A Come From Away Story is an intimate feature documentary that goes deep into the community of Gander, Newfoundland when 38 airliners carrying over 6,500 passengers were forced to land at their airport after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. The film pulls back the emotional layers surrounding the five days the community housed, fed and took care of the dislocated passengers (or the “come from aways” in Newfoundland parlance). While their stories have become the inspiration for the extraordinary hit musical, “Come From Away”, “You Are Here” goes way beyond to reveal first-hand accounts of the great sacrifices the community made for their unexpected guests. Their compassion and generosity eventually became one of the means of healing and reconciliation for the outside world, especially the survivors of those murdered on 9/11 as well as the first responders who lost their own lives saving others on that fateful day.