15th Boulder International Film Festival February 28- March 3, 2019 You Are Here: A Come From Away Story
Canada, Feature Documentary, 2018, 84 minutes
Directed by Moze Mossanen
You Are Here is a lovely feature documentary that shows the big heart of the little town of Gander, Newfoundland when 38 airliners carrying 7000 passengers were forced to land at their airport after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Although the Ganderites struggled with the dozens of new languages, they were ingenious in solving the huge logistical problems, like turning the hockey rink into a giant refrigerator. Among other things, the film pulls back the emotional layers surrounding the five days that the community housed, fed and took care of the dislocated passengers, (or the “come-from-aways” in Newfoundland parlance).