THAT's WHAT WE SHOULD ALL BE MOURNING
“It wasn’t anything I could ever have imagined
What it would be like having buildings blown up just across the river
And nothing solid between you and it
The whole thing
Was so surreal really
Trying to get you head around
Thousands of feet above you were airplanes you couldn’t even see
Dropping bombs on a city full of people that you were in the middle of”
Since September 11th the world has spiraled into chaos: New York, Afghanistan, Bali, Madrid, Iraq….Instead of global re-assessment and a shift towards peace the brutality and turmoil continues with no foreseeable resolution. In a world where cultures are being torn apart understanding seems near impossible.
Interviews with people from all over the world who had been immediately affected by terrorism and the war on terror, supplied A Moment's Peace with material to stage a collection of sensitive and personable responses that looked beyond political and media rhetoric to the neglected voices of individuals. The juxtaposition found on stage offered an invaluable comment on the terrifying confusion of our post-September 11th world.
That’s What We Should All Be Mourning played at Komedia Roman Eagle Lodge, Edinburgh Fringe 2004 and to sell-out audiences at G12 Gilmorehill Performance Studio, Glasgow in September 2004.
Runner-Up for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award at 2004‘s Edinburgh Fringe Festival
‘This was what Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 should,ﾠ or could, have been… unhysterical, unsentimental… a startlingly simple production that says more than many other 9/11 plays put together.’
★★★★★ The Herald
“This inspiring production illustrates not only the terror and chaos that exists in the world today, but also the stories of those who continue to act with courage and a faith that a brighter future can lie ahead.”
Amnesty Internationalﾠ (Awarded High Commendation for the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award)