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Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 at 7:49 pm

“Seat 20D” Screening Tonight at HBC Gifford Auditorium

By Teagan Brown 

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Over three decades ago a tragedy occurred that still affects the Syracuse University Community today. 

The bombing of Pan Am flight 103 while over lockerbie, Scotland killed 35 SU students that had been studying abroad. While this occurred long before any current students arrived on campus, the university wants everyone to learn about the lives these students lived. 

Remembrance Week takes place between October 17th and 23rd with a series of events and learning experiences that are open to everyone that’s a part of campus. Tonight, Tuesday October 19th a screening of Seat 20D will be played at 7:30 in HBC Gifford Auditorium. 

The film focuses on the mother of one of the students who lost their lives, Alexander Lowenstein. Her grieving process consisted of creating art, specifically through sculpting. 

She sculpted a set of 75 different figures that represented the mothers who lost children that day. Each of them are molded in the position they fell to when they found out the news about the flight being bombed and their children being killed. 

The film has been featured in multiple film festivals and can be viewed on Amazon, Apple TV and Kanopy. 

No registration is required for the movie screening event.