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One of the Darkest Days in American History: 11’09”01 (2002)

By Maria Moss and Sabrina Völz

Sep­tem­ber 11, 2021, marks the 20th anniver­sary of the most hor­ren­dous ter­ror­ist attack on Amer­i­can soil. In a series of four coor­di­nat­ed attacks on the World Trade Center’s north and south tow­ers, the west side of the Pen­ta­gon, and Unit­ed Air­lines flight 93 that crashed near Shanksville, PA, almost 3,000 peo­ple lost their lives.

11’09”01: Sep­tem­ber 11 pro­vides one of the first cin­e­mat­ic respons­es to the attacks as well as to ter­ror­ism around the world. In films last­ing exact­ly 11 min­utes, 9 sec­onds, and 1 frame, 11 acclaimed film­mak­ers from 11 dif­fer­ent coun­tries and cul­tures pro­vide us with not only deeply touch­ing, but also provoca­tive and dis­turb­ing moments.

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