“Worth” Explores the Value of Lives Lost on September 11 – The Famuan
Currently in the top 10 movies on Netflix, the limited release “Worth” explores the value of a person’s life.
Based on real events, the film chronicles the experience of a lawyer as he tries to compensate the victims and families of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The September 11 Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) provided funds to individuals or direct representatives of a deceased person. These individuals must have been present at the World Trade Center or New York City Exhibition Area, Pentagon, or Shanksville, Pa., Between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002.
The fund also included those diagnosed with an illness linked to September 11. In addition to first responders, the compensation fund was available to those who lived, worked, or attended school in the exhibit area and those who worked or volunteered in the construction, clean-up and removal of buildings. debris.
By creating an emotional viewing experience through individual character stories and opera music, “Worth” offers viewers access to real life events of those affected by the 9/11 attacks. He goes further to explain why a dollar amount does not determine your value in society.
The earlier and later scenes of the film show how Ken Feinberg, played by Michael Keaton, sees life differently. Life is no longer worth a number because the value should not be determined by how a person pays.
The film, released on September 3, describes what it looks like when you’re a widow with cancer who wants her children taken care of before they lose another parent; an immigrant family grateful for the dollar amount they will receive; and a first responder who lost his leg and his brother.
The film’s exploration of these individual stories creates a heartbreaking feeling that shows the reality of the lasting effects of this event. While the fund was meant to “finish and move on”, the process is different for those who continue to mourn what they lost that day.
Apart from the individual stories, the film exposes the value placed on someone considered a top priority in society and those who are not. “Worth” showcases the power of people who demand respect and should not be treated like numbers on a spreadsheet.
The actors in this film, especially Stanley Tucci as Charles Wolf, gave phenomenal performances by channeling their character and their story.
“Worth” is a must-see film as it shows a glimpse of those who were severely affected by this traumatic event and allows us to remember those whose lives were tragically lost on September 11, 2001.
To stream “Worth” use the Netflix platform and for more information on VCF visit https://www.vcf.gov/.