September 11 Films 2011

 9/11 (2002) Rated NR

This heartfelt documentary was created by award-winning French filmmakers Jules and Gedeon Naudet, who simply set out to make a movie about a rookie NYC fireman and ended up filming the tragic event that changed our lives forever. The program includes extra footage and interviews with the heroic firefighters, rescue workers and the Naudet brothers, providing exclusive insight to their extraordinary firsthand experience of the day’s events.

 Flight 93 (2006) Rated PG-13

Sept. 11, 2001, was a dark day in the history of America. But amid the tragic events, many heroes emerged. This gripping drama recounts the story of the passengers of United Flight 93 and their courageous efforts to wrestle control of the hijacked plane from the terrorists before it crashed in rural Pennsylvania. Originally aired on A&E, the heart-pounding reenactment was produced in cooperation with some of the victims’ family members.

 In Memoriam: New York City 9/11/01 (2002) Rated NR

With Rudy Giuliani as a guide, this documentary follows the then-mayor and his staff from their first realization of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks through despair and tears to a deep strength that would emerge within a new America. Tracing the tragic chain of events as they unfolded and sharing stories of loss and courage, the program provides a poignant and unique historical record of New York City’s most fateful day.

 United 93 (2006) Rated R

Re-creating the harrowing events aboard United Airlines Flight 93 in real-time, documentary filmmaker Paul Greengrass presents the unforgettable drama of Sept. 11, 2001, as experienced by those on board and by those watching in horror on the ground. This compact yet powerful story earned Greengrass an Oscar nod and follows a disparate group of strangers that bands together for a common purpose, risking their lives so that others might live.

 World Trade Center (2006) Rated PG-13

Director Oliver Stone helms this gripping docudrama set amid the rubble of Sept. 11, 2001. Working under treacherous conditions, an army of dedicated rescuers desperately hopes to find anyone who survived the World Trade Center’s tragic collapse. But their efforts pay off when they unearth Port Authority police officers John McLoughlin and William J. Jimeno trapped near an elevator shaft.

synopsis by Netflix.

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