Community 9/11 Film to Premiere at Canby Fine Arts Center

The team behind The Canby Current and Now Hear This Studios has come alongside a group of Canby High School students for a unique, intergenerational storytelling project in honor and remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorists attacks.

The result is The Canby 9/11 Project a documentary film telling the story of 9/11 through the lens of the Canby community. A trailer for the film is available on YouTube:

The NHT team worked with a dozen student directors to interview nearly 30 community members from diverse backgrounds and walks of life, including first responders, military service members, teachers and students, parents, business owners and civic leaders.

“The students did the interviews, asked the questions, and we really took a back seat,” explained Tyler Francke, the film’s director. “That’s what this project was all about: Passing the stories and lessons of 9/11 on to a generation that wasn’t here to experience them firsthand.”

The film will debut in two free community screenings at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, and Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Canby Fine Arts Center. The showings are free, but donations will be accepted to benefit Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

This project has been generously supported by Canby Foursquare Church, the Canby Fire District Volunteer Association, Canby Kiwanis Club and Rotary Club of Canby.

Filming was conducted at Now Hear This Studios in downtown Canby this summer, in accordance with all of the Covid-19 guidelines that were in effect at the time.

For more information, contact Francke at

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