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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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Cast overview:
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive sound)
Joe Napolitano Joe Napolitano ... Himself - Interviewe
Kelly Edwards Kelly Edwards ... Herself - Reporter (archive sound)
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

102 Minutes That Changed the World See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Siskel/Jacobs Productions See more »
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Color
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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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Featured in Gogglebox: Episode #4.2 (2014) See more »

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Best documentary about September 11 I have ever seen.
21 September 2016 | by flavia_cjSee all my reviews

For me this is the best documentary about 9/11 until today. Other documentaries make analysis more cold and rational about the attacks, and has its great importance, of course, but this one is 100% immersive because it shows the point of view of those who felt the terror in the skin, without the need for any narrator in the background explaining the events. This is the strength of this documentary: the images and the reaction of the people speak for themselves. It gives the sensation of fear, confusion and perplexity that the people were feeling. Even if you're not a North American, even if you live in another country far this tragedy, when you watch this documentary, you have the full feeling that was there that day. A very impressive and impactful documentary.


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