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Sept 11th Memorial Edition
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BONUS FEATURES: I-Witness to 9/11 a remarkable short film companion piece to 102 Minutes That Changed America
DISC 1: 102 Minutes That Changed America
DISC 2: Hotel Ground Zero / The Miracle of Stairway B / The Day the Towers Fell
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Disc 1 contains the Emmy Award film “102 Minutes that Changed America.” This harrowing yet superb documentary melds video clips from various sources and gives a minute-by-minute account of what happened to the World Trade Center (WTC) that day. The film begins seconds after American Airlines 11 strikes the North Tower, and ends shortly after the collapse of the second tower. Video clips come from a wide variety of sources - people in their apartments and offices surrounding the WTC; people on the street using their cell phone cameras; television news crews; and aerial shots from helicopter TV cameras. There is no narration; all you hear is the reaction of people as they witness the events first-hand. The footage is raw, mostly unedited, and powerfully dramatic.
Disc 2 contains three hour-long documentaries featuring survivors of the WTC attacks. In “Hotel Ground Zero,” several guests at the World Trade Center Marriott, which was destroyed when the South Tower fell on it, recount their experiences inside the building’s rubble. In “Miracle of Stairway B,” several New York Fire Department firefighters talk about how they became trapped inside a small segment of the North Tower’s stairway B. They recall their struggle to survive, and tell how they were rescued by their fellow firefighters. In “The Day the Towers Fell,” many of the eyewitnesses who took video clips of the WTC tragedy and its immediate aftermath remember what happened that day.
“September 11th Memorial Edition” is excellent.Read more ›
What the makers did here is find about six of the many, I'm sure, people who picked up a camera that day knowing they had the opportunity to focus on SOMETHING other than just running around in horror in New York. The product was a very vivid, personal look at the events that unfolded.
I understand the much resistance to ever put on tape for the public to see what caused the many deaths of many people on 9/11. What I found odd about this video, is that we see no footage of the first plane hitting the first tower, THOUGH a little research reveals it was captured by someone. And the footage we see of the second plane hitting the second tower is quick and blurry at best. In fact, it wasn't until I looked at special features that I found footage that I think SHOULD'VE been in the documentary.
If the makers did it "out of respect" for the populace, what the makers failed to do is leave out the part where one person captures many people jumping to their deaths out the window. My point is, is people know what they're buying when they buy a documentary about 9/11. If it aired on TV, put an uncut version on disc.
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I rate this cause this dvd comes with a 2 disc. The first disc comes with 102 minutes that changed America. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Edwin Rivera
Please watch this only once and store it for future generations. Just too much to bare!!!! OMG~Published 9 months ago by ricardo
Almost raw video footage. Great for presenting the event to students. Let the students make up their minds and experience the event first hand. Read morePublished 17 months ago by David G. Gamble
The first three films were sensitive and expressed the day as most experienced it. The last film "Let’s Roll" was a propaganda dog and a phantasy, but three out of four is... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Patrick Craig
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