Letters to Another Century: The Triangle Fire Letter Project

an exhibit opening Tuesday, March 8, 2011 (and commemorating the
one-hundredth anniversary of the first celebration of International
Women's Day) at 7:30 pm

on view through March 24

at the Brecht Forum
451 West Street*
New York City

* travel directions below

Letters to Another Century: The Triangle Fire Letter Project

Project concept: Anthony Giacchino
Project coordinator: R. Scott Frawley

Statement by Anthony Giacchino: "As part of a personal commemoration of
the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire one hundred years ago this month,
letters were mailed to the home addresses of all of the 146 victims,
anticipating that they would be returned. I was looking for a way to make
the number 146 concrete–because I find it hard to visualize that tally in
my head. I also imagined that whatever would be stamped on the returned
envelopes would evoke a reality about the memory of the individual
personalities lost in the fire. So many of the victims have been
personally forgotten–and the somewhat impersonal postal 'return' stamps
underscores this point. Ultimately, the project is an attempt to starkly
visualize the enormity of lost lives as well as to help erase the fire
victims' anonymity."

Anthony Giacchino is an Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker living in
NYC. His first feature-length documentary, "The Camden 28," aired on the
critically acclaimed PBS series POV, and was nominated for a Writers Guild
of America award for Outstanding Achievement in writing for the screen.
During its NYC theatrical run, The New York Times called the film "a
brilliant merger of political outrage and filmmaking chops and the most
suspenseful movie in theaters right now." Anthony is currently producing
all of the DVD Special Features for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL,
directed by Academy Award winner Brad Bird. Since 1994, Anthony has
produced nearly 200 hours of programming for The History Channel. He won
the network a 2008 Primetime Emmy Award with his short VOD Series "Great
Moments From the Campaign Trail." His latest film on "History" was "The
Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After," a riveting hour-by-hour account of
Lyndon Johnson’s first day as president. Anthony's last name means "little
jacket" and he is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West.

R. Scott Frawley is a student at Fordham University and will graduate in
May with a Bachelors in Communications with a focus on Film Studies.

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