A three-part story of Norway's worst terrorist attack in which over seventy people were killed. 22 July looks at the disaster itself, the survivors, Norway's political system and the lawyers who worked on this horrific case.
Anders Danielsen Lie,
Jonas Strand Gravli,
Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
On September 11, 2001, two American Airlines and two United Airlines domestic U.S. flights are hijacked by terrorists. After the collision of two planes against the World Trade Center and one against the Pentagon, the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 decide to struggle against the four terrorists to take back the control of the airplane.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
At one point in the film Ziad Jarrah mentions the brothers have hit both targets which is obviously the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre. The 'brothers' Ziad was referring to were Mohammed Atta and Marwan Al Sherhi who along with Jarrah were members of the infamous Hamburg Cell. All three men were close friends and were also part of Al Qaeda. See more »
One of the terrorists was shown in the lavatory using a pocket knife to cut packages of clay and a large cell battery to make a fake bomb and later used on the pilots and some passengers. Even before 9/11, knives were restricted on public flights (box cutters were reported to be used) and the otherwise benign materials should have set off some suspicion at security. See more »
i was thoroughly impressed with paul greengrass's latest effort united 93 , it tells an effective story of what happened on 9/11/01, i remember what i was doing on that day, do you? anyway. as most disaster movies go, it takes a little time to get the story going but once the story get's going , this movie is very interesting , and a kick ass ride all the way to the conclusion. i particularly liked the scenes at the air traffic controller locations, and the military command center,, and the fact that the 2 agencies,, being the military and the FAA couldn't seem to co-operate, the president was the only one in authority to say whether the military could have shot down the planes. the 4th plane went down near shanksville, pa, not far from where i used to grow up, this movie pays tribute to all of the passengers and crew of flight 93. i recently went to the memorial near Shanksville for flight 93 , they plan to have a full memorial by 2012, i think the lady said they still need 158 million yet, from the park service, interesting note , the lady that did the little tour there, said that there were U.S. fighters 60 miles from flight 93,, and the plane was following the p.a. turnpike west. not mentioned in the movie, my cousin tells me that he knows of people that worked at the mill behind where flight 93 went down, and are said to have seen the plane in a fireball upside down,, then crashing, of course suggesting that the military shot the plane down,, anyways, i have some camcorder footage of the memorial, and will try to get it up on my my space for those to see if anyone is interested. i went there on 7-10-07, for anyone planning to go , you can't get to where the plane went down,, that area is only for relatives, but when they get the concrete walkway in , in a few years, the lady said you will be able to go right there, she also said the plane , believe it or not was 3/4 of the way into the ground after it crashed,, it crashed at 560 miles an hour she also said.
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