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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

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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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This is absolutely the best historical coverage of 9/11 I've seen
11 September 2011 | by degrimstead-1See all my reviews

There are plenty of news specials on this week, since today's the 10th anniversary of the event, but after taking a look at a lot of them I have to say that this 2008 documentary (made by The History Channel, I believe - ?) is the very best there is. It has no commercials, is in chronological order of what occurred and there is NO NARRATION, which allows you to re-live the entire thing as if it's happening again. Not that this is something anyone actually wants to do ... but, if you're looking for the best collection of videos explaining exactly what happened that day, this is the one for you. I may even look into purchasing a copy, for a historical reference.


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