‘We Go Higher’ Will Share Stories of Kids Who Lost Parents on 9/11

The documentary begins a crowdfunding campaign on the tragedy’s anniversary.

We’ve seen enough documentaries about 9/11 to understand the magnitude of the horrible events that unfolded that day. We’ve also seen countless interviews with people who were in present in New York and witnessed the atrocities happen right before their eyes. We’ve heard the heartbreaking stories from victim’s loved ones recalling their final conversations, and we’re fully aware of the war on terror that’s been happening ever since as a result.

Delaney Colaio’s upcoming documentary We Go Higher: A Documentary of Hope, however, aims to tell a different story, from a perspective we’re less familiar with.

Colaio lost her father and two uncles that day. She was 3 years old at the time, and one of 3,051 young people aged 18 and younger who lost loved ones because of terrorist hijackers. Now, 16 years later, she is on a mission to find and connect with those other children and share their collective and individual stories.

But We Go Higher will be about more than that. In addition to sharing their personal journeys, Colaio and her subjects hope that this film can inspire hope, love, and unity in our current divided climate. Even during the darkest times there’s a light at the end of it all, and that’s the message they hope to convey.

Ten participants have already been filmed, but an Indiegogo campaign has been set up to raise money to film 50 more. A further $50,000 is needed to shoot the remaining stories for the movie. Any additional money raised will be put towards post-production and a future series of shorts documenting more subjects. Watch the crowdfund campaign below.

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