Though the attacks of September 11 were most keenly felt in the U.S., their impact resounded worldwide. For many who came of age around 2001, the events of that day shaped their worldview, sometimes in surprising ways. Ten years later, we asked young adults from across the globe how their perspective on international and cross-cultural relations has changed.
The videos in the Generation 9/11 video project feature the opinions of young adults from the U.S., Pakistan, Egypt, Morocco and Hungary, who ranged from school-aged to recent college graduates at the time of the attacks. Now they are making their way in the world as young professionals working in journalism, the arts, international relations and other fields. Their responses to September 11 have impelled them to travel and study abroad, volunteer in diverse ethnic and religious communities, engage in cross-cultural dialogue, and record their observations in a range of media.
The Generation 9/11 video project is a joint endeavor of the British Council's Our Shared Future and Transatlantic Networks 2020 (TN2020) projects, and videos were edited by TN2020 member Gabriella Kessler. The videos in this album reflect the personal views of the participants, and the British Council bears no responsibility for their content or the views expressed within them.
View the videos on YouTube and Vimeo.