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9/11: The Falling Man (2006)

The Falling Man is a documentary that examines one of the many images that were circulated by the press immediately after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. The ... See full summary »

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The Falling Man is a documentary that examines one of the many images that were circulated by the press immediately after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. The image in question can be seen above on the cover of the disc. It shows a man plummeting headfirst to the ground, having leapt from the burning towers. After touching on the events of the day and how the nation reacted, the program focuses specifically on this image, the photographer who took it, its subsequent circulation, the public's reaction to it and why it was later deemed UN-newsworthy. Written by waomdb.blogspot.com

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Gwendolyn Briley-Strand: Did that person have so much faith that he knew God would catch him, or was he so afraid to experience the end up there? That's something I'll never know, because that happened to him.
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Elephant in the Room
7 May 2018 | by moetifSee all my reviews

A very well done film but has the same gaping blindspot that it subtly accuses American society of having. It accuses society for not confronting the reality of the "jumpers," yet commits a far worse affront by not mentioning,even once, the people who were responsible for the horror! The name Osama bin Ladin was mentioned quickly as part of an amalgamation of broadcasts. It is infuriating that even a documentary purporting to shine the light on uncomfortable truths, perpetuates the outrage of not referring to Islamic terrorism. The filmmakers, like the media and politicians in general, do their own reckless airbrushing and whitewashing of history. Wouldn't it be nice if the very people encouraging us to "call a spade a spade" actually practiced their own exhortation!


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