WORTH – Review by Martha K Baker

Worth succeeds on so many levels. Backed by the Obamas’ production company, the impressive feature film addresses the massacres that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. It concentrates on compensating deaths and injuries to more than 3,000 victims, that is, on the work of two men, Ken Feinberg and Charles Wolf.

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WORTH – Review by Liz Braun

What is a human life worth? That’s something lawyer Ken Feinberg has spent his career figuring out. Feinberg was Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. His job was to put a dollar value to every 9/11 victim to determine how much money each family would receive; it was a complex, unpleasant job that saw Feinberg work three years pro bono.

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Director Sara Colangelo on the Ensemble and the Moral Conundrum of WORTH – Leslie Combemale interviews

Based on the memoir What is Life Worthby Ken Feinburg, the lawyer in charge of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Worth is a fictionalized behind-the-scenes look at how dollar values were assigned to relieve the personal tragedies suffered by those who lost loved ones in the Twin Tower calamity. Starring Michael Keaton as Feinberg, the film is the third feature for director Sara Colangelo, who speaks about its serious theme and brilliant stars.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Colangelo to Direct Keaton and Tucci in 9/11 Biopic – Brandy McDonnell reports

Sara Colangelo will direct Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci in What Is Life Worth, a biopic about Kenneth Feinberg, the Washington, D.C., lawyer in charge of the 9/11 Fund. Working pro bono work, Feinberg battled cynicism, bureaucracy and politics associated with administering funds to victim’s families — and in doing so, discovered what life is worth.

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