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September 11 (2002)
"11'09''01 - September 11" (original title)

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The effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are told from different points of view around the world.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maryam Karimi ...
L'institutrice (segment "Iran")
Mohamad Dolati ...
Enfant (segment "Iran")
Agelem Habibi ...
Enfant (segment "Iran")
Esmat Vahedi ...
Enfant (segment "Iran")
Ameneh Banizadeh ...
Enfant (segment "Iran")
Razieh Jafari ...
Enfant (segment "Iran")
Hassan Rezai ...
Enfant (segment "Iran")
Najibeh Habibi ...
Enfant (segment "Iran")
Emmanuelle Laborit ...
Elle (segment "France")
Jérôme Horry ...
Lui (segment "France")
Nour El-Sherif ...
Youssef Chahine (segment "Egypt") (as Nour Elshérif)
Ahmed Haroun ...
Le G'I (segment "Egypt") (as Ahmed Seif Eldine)
Sanaa Younes ...
La mère (segment "Egypt") (as Sanaa Younés)
Ahmed Fouad Selim ...
Le père (segment "Egypt")
Maher Essam ...
Le Palestinien (segment "Egypt")
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Eleven directors from 11 countries each contribute an 11-minute short reflecting on the events of 11 September 2001. A village teacher in Iran tries to explain to her young students what's happened. City kids in Burkina Faso think they've spotted Osama bin Laden. A deaf Frenchwoman in Manhattan writes a Dear John letter to a man who has left that morning for work at the World Trade Center. A Chilean remembers Allende. Events recall other deaths. A mother endures more than her son's death. And so on. The tone varies, as do the locales. Most stories are about others coming to terms with the events of the day, but at least one confronts the viewer with tragedy and death. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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11 directors, 11 stories, 1 film.

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In Mira Nair's segment, a clip of Monsoon Wedding (2001), Nair's previous film, is shown on television. See more »

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War and media, take a hike! Love your brothers and sisters everywhere!
14 September 2002 | by (Stockholm Sweden) – See all my reviews

The September 11 film is a separate but collective effort by 11 filmmakers who were given $400.000 each to make a film 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame. The formula is not new, neither are eternal flames as grave markers.

Each director was given creative license to make their film. The result is 11 viewpoints on a host of angles regarding to the suicide aircraft attack on the World Trade Center. The facts of atrocities committed in war should come as no surprise to anyone from any country. Americans are as aware of the damage of war as other nations. War is not good for anyone. When men play war with guns people are killed, innocently. The most interesting inclusion is the Israeli journalist trying to report on a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. Her story gets bumped because of what's happening in New York. The story is absurd showing how powerful war and media is, and how far from peace the world is. Showing the film reveals how clever the media is in pitting nation against nation and cultivating a fake sense of patriotism. An aftermath of the film could be, don't buy into hating your brother and sister and show some compassion for all people for all injustice everywhere.


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