A CalArts student, Eusong Lee directed this amazing student film.
Powerful message, beautiful imagery.
McKenna then proceeded to bawl her eyes out until she was nothing but a sopping wet blob in her chair.
CalArts students just want us to cry. All of them.
Well I’m crying now…
Wish I was going there. ;; 3;;
I am bawling.
Oh my God, I was not expecting that when I clicked on this video. I legitimately started to cry, especially because I remembered hearing about this story on a history program a long time ago. I’m surprised the original post didn’t mention that this was based off a true story.
I don’t know where I’d find a source for this seeing as I watched the show years, ago, so I’ll just describe what I remember:
Basically, the father, whose voice we heard here (judging from the shouts in the background and poor quality, that is the actual recording) was aware he was going to die and called his family in hopes he could speak to his daughter one last time, as I’m pretty sure his wife was at work. However, the daughter didn’t answer, and he left the message we just heard, and basically lied to protect his daughter from freaking out.
I’m afraid that he did not, in fact, make it out alive. The daughter discovered the recording he had left, and, instead of informing her mother, she hid the recording (I believe it had been recorded on some sort of tape? I don’t remember. Sorry.) for years due to family issues. Eventually, though, she did let her mother listen to it, but like I said, years passed and the wife never got to hear her husband’s last words.
That’s about as much as I can remember, as I watched the show in middle school years ago. I might have made a few mistakes in my recollection, but I wanted to point out this was based off of a true story and that recording is highly likely indeed the voice of a deceased 9/11 victim.
My heart is actually hurting and I am just crying.
Tears everywhere. :|
And one of these days I want to be one of these Calarts students that rips people’s hearts out too.