Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground


The dramatic inside story of the monumental collision of interests at Ground Zero in the decade after 9/11.


Monday, March 4, 2013;

Two benefit screenings

2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.


All the proceeds from the benefit screenings will go to





Both screenings at Cinemas del Lago in Plaza Bugambilias on March 4, 2013, will be followed by Questions & Answers with Mike Marcucci, Producer; Joe Woolhead, Official 2:00 pm Cinemas del Lago – Documentary Benefit Screening – Matinee followed by Q&A

200 pesos per person

VIP matinee tickets – 250 pesos each includes preferred seating and “16 Acres” goodie bag

6:00 pm Cinemas del Lago – Cocktail and Documentary Benefit Screening – Gala performance followed by Q&A

400 pesos per person (includes botanas, one glass of wine, performance and Q&A participation).

VIP matinee tickets – 500 pesos each. These tickets include botanas, one glass of wine, preferred seating at the gala performance with Q&A, and goodie bag.

Tickets will be available for sale from 1st February onwards from the Cinemas box office as well as from Board Members of Niños Incapacitados, or from Kari Higgins 766-3651, Jane Hainsworth 766-1937 or from


The rebuilding of Ground Zero is one of the most architecturally, politically and emotionally complex urban renewal projects in American history. From the beginning, the effort has been fraught with controversy, delays and politics. The struggle has encompassed 11 years, 19 government agencies, a dozen projects and more than $20 billion dollars.

Aside from the staggering engineering challenges, a major complicating factor is the sheer number of interested parties. Politicians, developers, architects, insurance companies, local residents and relatives of 9/11 victims all profess a claim to the site and are often in conflict with one another. According to The New York Times, “Where some saw lucrative real estate, others saw a graveyard. Where some saw Rockefeller Center or Lincoln Center or Grand Central Terminal, others saw Gettysburg.”

There will be a “Meet the people behind 16 Acres” cocktail at Hacienda del Lago Boutique Hotel and Restaurant on Ocampo Privado #1, Ajijic on Saturday, 3rd March from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. A maximum of 100 people will be invited to purchase tickets – these will be available directly from the hotel (766-0685). The hotel will be serving elegant botanas, one welcome drink and provide a cash bar. Tickets are 300 pesos pp.

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