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16 Acres

16 Acres is a documentary film telling the story of the rebuilding of Ground Zero. The award- winning documentary 16 Acres brings to life all the emotional, political and architectural challenges faced in rebuilding the World Trade Center. It is truly a story of our times and one definitely not to be missed.

16 Acres is the engrossing story of how and why this historic project got built. At its heart is the dramatic tension between the noblest intentions, the desire of everyone involved to get it right and the politics, hubris, ego and ideology that form the bedrock of New York City.

According to the New York Times “Where some saw lucrative real estate others saw a graveyard”.

The struggle has encompassed 11 years, 19 government agencies a dozen projects and more than $20 billion. It is being brought to Ajijic, Lake Chapala, by Producer Mike Macucci, Dara McQuillan, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Comunications Silverstein Properties and Joe Woolhead, Official Photographer for World Trade Centre.

There will be two screening of 16 Acres at the Cinema del Lago in Plaza Bugambilias on Monday, March 4th. One at 2:00 pm for $200.00 pesos and a gala showing at 5:00 pm for $400.00 which includes a glass of wine, botanas and a no- host bar.

Both showings will be followed by a Question and Answer period.

You can buy your tickets at

This Saturday, March 2nd from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm there will be a Special Cocktail Party to meet and greet the producers of 16 Acres at the Hacienda del Lago Boutique Hotel and Restaurant. Hacienda del Lago is located at Privado Ocampo #1 and you can phone for reservations at (376) 766-0685.

Cost is $300.00 pesos per person which includes Gourmet appetizers and a welcome drink. Reservations are necessary as there is a 100 person maximum. Tell Tony Bishop, the owner, that we sent you.

This is a wonderful restaurant so I am sure the event will be delightful in a beautiful setting.

There are other meet and greet events planned and you can check them out at the Ninos Incapacitados website which is:

This documentary is truly a must see.

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