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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 your head around

Knowing that

Thousands of feet above you were aeroplanes you couldn’t even see

Dropping bombs on a city full of people that you were in the middle of”.

At the time of September 11th, the world spiralled into chaos: New York, Afghanistan, Bali, Madrid, Iraq… Instead of global re-assessment and a shift towards peace, brutality and turmoil continued with no foreseeable resolution. In a world where cultures were being torn apart, understanding seemed 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 the post-September 11th world.

 

Runner-up for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award at 2004‘s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

 

 

Performances

 

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.

“This was what Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 should, or could, have been… un-hysterical, un-sentimental… 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 International (Awarded High Commendation for the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award)
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