National September 11th Memorial Museum is Looking for Foreign Language Speakers to Record their September 11th Memories from Around the World
June 20-30th OPEN CALL
Tell your story to the world! The National September 11th Memorial Museum in New York is looking for people who speak the foreign languages listed below and were living or traveling outside of the United States during the 2001 September 11th attack.
If you speak any of these languages, you can help create a comprehensive view of the vast effects that the September 11th attacks had on citizens around the world. Your memory of the day will potentially be included within the museum’s permanent exhibition. If you were born outside of the United States and speak one of the languages below, but were in the U.S. at the time of the attacks, we would also be interested in hearing your story.
Interested parties must be willing to come to our office in midtown Manhattan, record their brief story in both their native language AND English, and then transcribe and translate their foreign language recording. Recording and transcription should take approx. 30 minutes.
Languages where we are looking for native speakers:
This list is not strict, but a starting point and we are also looking for ANY language from Africa or any dialect of Arabic.
We are also looking for people who are interested in volunteer transcription and translation of previously recorded German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, Mandarin, and Korean accounts.
The National September 11th Memorial Museum hopes that you can contribute to this legacy of remembrance, with the hope of the current and future generations never forgetting the devastating effects of terrorism around the world.
Please contact Melanie to set up a time for recording/transcribing: Melanie@localprojects.net or 212-480-0479