LEANING OUT

USA 2018, 59 min.

Directed by Basia and Leonard Myszynski

This is the story of Leslie Robertson, the lead structural engineer of the World Trade Center, a man who oversaw the construction of the tallest building on the planet at the time, and is haunted by its collapse and the events of 9/11. This bond with humanity solidified his place in American history. It’s a film about innovation, wind engineering and visionary collaborations. It’s a film about Robertson, the pacifist/ activist and his fight for human rights. And finally, it’s a film about the woman engineer who loved and emboldened him, expanded his worldview and ultimately saved him.

A perspective like no other on the planet. The lead structural engineer of the World Trade Center oversees the construction of the world’s tallest towers, haunted by their fall ever since. Families of 9/11 victims demand answers. This unique bond with humanity solidifies his place in American history. The life and work of Leslie Robertson, a builder of iconic high- rises and cultural centers across the globe, such as Puerta de Europa in Madrid, Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, Shanghai World Financial Center, Lotte World Tower in Seoul and The Miho Musuem Bridge in Japan. About an innovative structural system, new uses of steel and wind engineering at its inception. Visionary collaborations with world-class architects and engineering experts. A longtime pacifist and activist, Robertson is driven by his fight for human rights and a powerful union with accomplished engineer and partner Sawteen See, a woman who emboldened the man she loved, expanded his worldview and ultimately saved him. An intimate story about fulfilment, fragility and a fighting spirit. Told by the guru himself and those closest to him.

Euro Cinema 06.04, 15:00
G8 12.04, 20:45
Lumiere Lidl 14.04, 14:00
Contemporary Space – Varna 05.04, 18:30

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