PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Local Filmmaker has Premier in NYC

On September 11 this year, Santa Barbara filmmaker Penny Little will premier her new film “9/11 Dust: a Healing Journey” in New York City as part of the Pause Press Play Project, to benefit Art Studio World, a non-profit program to empower young minds, provide healing and education to youth and families through the arts.

In addition to films, this several day event from September 9 - September 12 will showcase a large gallery installation and exhibition which opened successfully last year at LMNT Contemporary Art Space in Miami. A centerpiece of this exhibit was “The Pause Towers” - a twin towers plexiglass sculpture filled with prescription bottles and medical packaging from ten years of prescription based treatments from health survivors of the World Trade Center illnesses.

The Global Movement and Art Studio Inc, a 501c 3 NPO are collaborating for this event to bring greater awareness to the importance of art in healing.

In her 2006 film “9/11 Dust and Deceit” Little examined the questions of health problems suffered by first responders, volunteers, workers exposed for months to

Little says, “My followup film is about solutions and healing. I’m asking how those directly affected with 9/11 related illness, and all of us still grieving, can fully heal from9 /11. I wanted to know how the people I interviewed in 2004 and 2005 are doing so many years later and if they are getting the help they need.”

Little is using “crowd-funding ” to fund the production of her film, and is hoping to raise the funds to cover her final production expenses through her Kickstarter appeal. This is a model which artists, filmmakers, authors, software designers, political campaigns, disaster relief and others have adopted, making use of social media networking.

Little adds, “It’s not always easy being heard over the noise and volume on the Internet. With the economy and our world so mangled by war, policy makers and teflon criminals in high places, artists must always find creative ways to fund their passions.”

The film will preview September 9, 8 pm, with a press conference at 1 pm on Tuesday, September 11 at the Kraft Center Gallery, Columbia University, 606 W. 115th Street, New York, NY 10025. Additional show times TBA for 9/11 - 9/12 at the gallery space. For more information: please visit and

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