Brook Peters, 14, 9/11 Documentarian Gives Voice to Children

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After 9/11, 'Emotions Bottled Up'

He said that for a while he could not comprehend what he'd seen on Sept. 11. He said he remembers seeing what looked like a stick figure falling toward the ground, but it was actually a businessman with a briefcase.

He said he could never really talk about his feelings from that day until he started interviewing other children.

"If they're able to talk about it, then I should be able to be more vocal about my experiences that day," Peters said. "I thought I was going through it individually. I truly felt more able to talk about it openly. Before I had a lot of emotions bottled up for a long time."

His mother, Michelle, said she was extremely proud of him. "He had to grow up really quick," she said. "It was definitely a trying time for all of us. Over a year of funerals."

She said he gave a voice to so many children affected by 9/11 who had no way to share their experience and helped himself as well.

"It's really been a healthy, therapeutic experience for him," she said of Peters.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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