Incredible Story of Survival and Hope from 9/11
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., June 25, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ — Cloud Ten Pictures (LEFT BEHIND film series) is in production on a new documentary inspired by the book “Between Heaven and Ground Zero” by Leslie Haskin. The documentary will be an intimate account of the author’s escape from Tower 1 of the World Trade Center during the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001 — as well as her personal struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the inspiring return to her faith that led to her recovery.
“This is a gripping survival story inside one of history’s most infamous events,” says Executive Producer and Cloud Ten Pictures founder, Paul Lalonde. “What’s wonderful is that despite the enormous tragedy, hope and faith still triumph.”
In 2001, Haskin was an executive for one of the top insurance companies in America. On the morning of September 11th, when a hijacked plane struck the first World Trade Center tower, Haskin was in her office on the 36th floor. It was a moment that not only left a nation devastated, but also changed the world for everyone. After surviving the terrorist attacks, Haskin suffered severe PTSD that lead to her institutionalization and ultimately left her and her son homeless.
Today, Haskin has dedicated her life to helping others. She is the founder and director of Safe Hugs Ministries, a sought after public speaker and the author of three books. Her recovery is a story of healing through a renewed devotion to her faith.
“For me that day marks a rebirth,” says Haskin. “I still struggle with being in tall buildings and stairwells, but God had me survive for a reason. And every time I can talk to people about my experiences and give them hope, I realize what it is.”
“Reliving what it was like inside those towers, and the horrors and miracles that went along with it, is humbling and inspiring unlike anything else I’ve experienced,” says André van Heerden, who wrote and directed the documentary. “Leslie’s 9/11 journey is filled with tragedy that few of us will ever experience, yet incredibly it becomes a story of miracles and hope that has helped thousands.”
Featuring emotional interviews with Haskin and those closest to her, emergency workers who were on the front lines on the day of the World Trade Center attacks and other survivors who were among the last to leave the crumbling twin towers — BETWEEN HEAVEN AND GROUND ZERO will give a new, raw perspective into one person’s experience of that fateful day and the remarkable journey of faith that followed.
The feature-length documentary is set for release August 28, 2012 nationwide on DVD. BETWEEN HEAVEN AND GROUND ZERO will be distributed domestically on DVD to the secular and Christian markets through E1 Entertainment (www.entertainmentonegroup.com) and to all other markets directly by Cloud Ten Pictures.
Leslie Haskin has been featured on Fox News Channel, John King USA, Dr. Drew, The Joy Behar Show, CNN, and The Early Show, among others.
For more information about BETWEEN HEAVEN AND GROUND ZERO, visit www.betweenheavenandgroundzero.com.
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