This hourlong documentary features family members of American, Arab and European victims of Al-Qaeda and their compelling messages of suffering, endurance, and hope. The production’s message is simple and irrefutable: repudiate and further marginalize terror by highlighting its gruesome and universal human toll.
Granvilette Kestenbaum, originally from Baltimore, lost Howard, her husband of 31 years, on 9/11. Her daughter Lauren grew up as a bi-racial Jewish kid in New York. Gran and Lauren travel and reach out to family members of victims of the 11/9 Amman hotel bombings and the 3/11 Madrid train bombings. In the process, Gran and Lauren confront the changes in their lives in the seven years since Howard was taken from them and their relationship with each other.
Life After Death is executive produced by Academy Award nominated Jerome Gary and Leon Shahabian, Layalina’s Vice President & Treasurer. It is directed by Shawn Thompson. This important show first aired throughout the Arab world on Al-Arabiya news channel in primetime on October 4, 2009.
Life After Death is a Visionaire Media production in association with Layalina Productions.