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102 Minutes That Changed America (2008)

The morning of September 11, 2001 is shown through multiple video cameras in New York City, from the moment the first WTC tower is hit until after both towers collapse.
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The September 11 terrorist attacks seen by the eyes of New York citizens. All videos are recorded with common people's cameras from the moments that anticipate the impact of the first plane,till the collapse of the WTC 1 and 2. There couldn't be a more realistic way to show one of the worst and saddest moment of modern era of the United States history; the 102 minutes that changed an entire continent are completely narrated by the people who have directly lived that frightening day. Written by Evandro Martirano

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All the movie is a real compilation of amateur footage about more of 100 people who were in the World Trade Center and around, with no narrators nor interviews. Most part of the images and conversations were unused for the public eye, no seen previously in TV News nor other documentaries. See more »

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Unreal, even after years have passed
12 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was living in New York City, in Greenwich Village in fact, when 9/11 happened. From our neighborhood, we could see the smoke, and that horrible smell was all over the city. On the window of Ray's Pizza, people had put their "Missing" sheets. It would be a while before a lot of people knew what happened to their loved ones. Chaos reigned.

This documentary takes video footage that various people shot and combines it. While the cameras were rolling, sometimes in people's apartments, in Times Square, out on the street near Ground Zero, you can hear comments. When the second plane hit, a young woman screams to her friend who's filming, "It's terrorists." Panic ensues. No one is safe. No one realizes the ramifications of even being in the area. They soon do, as the buildings collapse and a huge cloud chases the running crowds.

America was completely unprepared for this tragedy. The shock, the horror, the initial reactions, the rumors that started, the anger, as well as what was happenings to the buildings, it's all documented here. Truly a no-miss.


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