Helaina Hovitz is 22 now and her life is still shaped by the long shadow of 9/11.
Part One of The Current
It's Thursday, September 8th.
A new Canadian study suggests genetics can explain why some people love to work out - and others don't.
Currently, it's believed to be linked to the gene that makes some people think they're so much better than the rest of us.
This is The Current.
The Invisible Girl: Helaina Hovitz
Amidst the reconstruction and all the office workers who crowd into the financial district daily, there are more than 45-thousand people who call Lower Manhattan their home. They live here. Buy their groceries here. Raise their kids here. There are over 20 elementary and middle schools in the neighbourhood.
Think about that ... The schools were all in session on 9/11. All those kids had to get out. Think about what they saw. Few did think about that at the time. Even fewer thought about those kids later. In a sense .. they were all invisible.
Anna Maria Tremonti brings us Helaina Hovitz's story, a young schoolgirl at the time of 9/11. Her documentary is called The Invisible Girl. It was produced by Heather Barrett.
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