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“Out of the Clear Blue Sky,” Director Danielle Gardner

Director Danielle Gardner shares her story of losing her brother in the 9/11 attacks, and gives voice to the family members of the civilian victims in her astounding film, Out of the Clear Blue Sky.
Taking years to process the information and come to terms with the event, Danielle has released the film and presented the perspective of the most overlooked people surrounding the event: the families of the victims. We are very proud to feature it here on BYOD during Docuweeks.

Guest Bio

Danielle Gardner is a director and producer of documentaries. Her feature documentary, “Soul in the Hole”, about street basketball in New York City, won the IFC’s Independent Spirit Award in 1998 and was named one of the Top 10 Films of the year by the Village Voice. Gardner has written feature film scripts for Universal and Focus Features and completed documentaries for PBS. Previously based in London, she worked for ITN, Channel 4 and the BBC in both news and documentaries. She holds an M.A. and M.Phil in English Literature from Columbia University. She lost her brother Douglas Gardner, who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald, in the September 11th attacks.

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