via press release:
THIS WEEKEND, USA NETWORK PRESENTS THE CHARACTERS UNITE FILMS “THE SPACE BETWEEN” & "TWIN TOWERS" TO COMMEMORATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks this weekend, USA will present the world television premieres of the original films
THE SPACE BETWEEN starring Academy Award winner Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Frozen River”)
and the Academy Award®-winning documentary TWIN TOWERS, produced by Dick Wolf and Peter Jankowski/Wolf Films and directed Bill Guttentag and Robert David Port,
on Sunday, September 11 beginning at 9/8. Both are presented under the Characters Unite Films banner to combat discrimination.
In THE SPACE BETWEEN, Montine McLeod (Leo), a lonely flight attendant, and Omar Hassan (Anthony Keyvan, “Lost,” “
a 10-year-old Pakistani-American boy, are on a plane that is grounded in Longview, TX the morning of 9/11/01.
When Montine discovers that Omar’s father works in the World Trade Center she is forced to drive the boy back home to his uncertain future in New York.
As they journey across America’s vast heartland in the hours and days immediately following the terrorist attacks,
Montine and Omar help each other discover the importance of tolerance, redemption, acceptance and hope.
A documentary short film, TWIN TOWERS is the true story of profound courage shared by two brothers, a New York City policeman and fireman.
The footage, originally shot for a Wolf Films reality pilot about a New York City police squad, became the basis for the powerful documentary.
Produced by Dick Wolf and Peter Jankowski, the film was awarded an Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject in 2002.
THE SPACE BETWEEN and TWIN TOWERS are premiering as part of USA’s Characters Unite public service campaign dedicated to combating prejudice,
discrimination and intolerance while promoting understanding and acceptance.
Inspired by USA’s iconic “Characters Welcome” brand and with the support of leading national nonprofit organizations,
the ongoing initiative includes on-air programming, such as Characters Unite Films,
as well as PSAs, digital content, grassroots outreach and special events in communities and schools across the country.