~ 7 Days in September (CameraPlanet, 2002) - 102 mins
Includes footage and commentary from 27 New Yorkers. Currently owned by Starz Media/Anchor Bay Entertainment. Available as seen on A&E television, aired Sept. 2003 and 2004, in the International Center for 9/11 Studies NIST FOIA, 911datasets.org release 28, 42A0280 - G27D2. Update: Watch at the NIST WTC data website (after agreeing to their terms by clicking "Continue," follow this link).
Won a 2009 Emmy Award for Best Nonfiction Special. Famed for its raw style of collected, chronological 9/11 footage (with audio from different sources edited over different videos, like the mute Evan Fairbanks 2nd plane hit dubbed with the nearby Sutch brothers' audio.) The film is also known as "102 Minutes that Changed the World" as broadcast on CBC 2010. Original aired 2008 in HD (click title to watch), with some interviews from certain 9/11 camera operators. YouTube will delete this for copyright infringement every time, so History Channel can make money off their DVD, so go to the History 102 Minutes website.
As an alternative in the same style with no commentary (a better one in my opinion), see "World Trade Center Documentary," a YouTube blockbuster by ResidentPinto. Collected raw TV/amateur footage in high quality from the 2010 NIST FOIA.
~ 9/11/2002 ABC News Special with Peter Jennings
More from Jennings in "Behind the Scenes of 9/11" below. The Ron DiFrancesco WTC 2 escape story is fascinating, considering the unexplained fireball at ground level that burned over 60% of his body.
~ 9/11, CBS Special by Naudet Bros. - 119 mins
As broadcast March 2002 for the 6 month anniversary. An updated version aired for the 5-year anniversary and another version for the 10th. The film is now distributed on DVD by Paramount, edited differently, as "9/11: The Filmmakers' Commemorative Edition." Study the famous 1st plane crash video "luckily" captured by Jules Naudet.
~ The 9/11 Conspiracies: Fact or Fiction (History, 2007) - 1hr 30mins
Hit piece on the 9/11 Truth Movement. No link available. Sorry.
~ 9/11: Day That Changed the World (Smithsonian Channel, 2011) - Not in full on YouTube as of Jan. 2015, but here's a full 700MB avi download [off site, at your own risk] of the British ITV narrated version. I've also seen a version of the same 2011 documentary narrated by American actor Martin Sheen. Features interviews with Cheney, Rumsfeld, Giuliani, and more who were there and in charge.
Interesting is the way they place the Sec. Mineta testimony on the incoming plane warnings to V.P. Cheney, as if the time were later Flight 93 and not Flight 77. This is a major point of contention for the 9/11 Truth Movement, showing stand-down orders being given. So the time was changed in the 9/11 Commission Report, and the orders Cheney gave were made to be about shooting down Flight 93 - orders that were officially never carried out due to on-board heroics of the passengers.
~ 9/11: Science and Conspiracy (National Geographic, NEW 2009) - 90 mins click title to watch
This newest attack on 9/11 truth correctly notes that millions believe the "conspiracy theories," but in the first 27 seconds beleaguers their (my) credibility by showing a No planes hit the WTC sign.
"America Rebuilds" is most famous for its interview of Larry Silverstein, WTC 7 owner... and leaseholder of the WTC complex in which Larry admits his guilt with the words "pull it."
~ America Remembers: 9/11 Air Traffic Controllers - NBC, 9/11/2002 (and 9/9/2006 with additional material not included here). In 2003 NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw won an Emmy for Outstanding Interview.
See also "Flight 175: As the World Watched." See the transcript of controller Dave Bottiglia (and Brokaw) describing his experience losing "Flight 175" on radar, then seeing it return with a different transponder code and heading... a "mistake" by the terrorists.
~ Brothers Lost: Stories of 9/11 (2007) - Seen on HBO - full link not available. "It's a life-affirming look at one aspect of the aftermath of this world-shattering event and an exploration of the unique love and loss shared by 31 men who lost their brothers almost simultaneously." A similar, yet perhaps not as intense collection of FDNY stories as is found in "Report from Ground Zero."
~ Building on Ground Zero - PBS-NOVA, September 5, 2006 - Seen in HD. High quality production, blocked 2016 on YouTube for copyright reasons.
~ Clear the Skies (BBC, 2002)
"[T]he entire US mainland was being defended by only 14 planes," fighter pilots reveal. (Since there were numerous training exercises/war games going on that day, coincidentally.)
~ Collateral Damages (Sauret/Turn of the Century Pictures, 2003)
Important FDNY interviews and footage from Fresh Kills Landfill, 9/11 debris burial ground.
~ The Conspiracy Files: 9/11 (BBC, 2007) - 59 mins (no current link)
Hit piece on the 9/11 Truth Movement. For a highly critical rebuttal video by former MI5 agent turned 9/11 Truther Dave Shayler, see "9/11 and the British Broadcasting Conspiracy."
~ The Conspiracy Files: 9/11: The Third Tower (BBC2, 2008) - 60 mins (or see with Spanish subtitles)
Another hit piece attempting to confront the "smoking gun" WTC Building 7 evidence for controlled demolition, which cannot have been related to terrorism. Includes striking contradictory testimony from officials (Richard Rotanz saw an elevator car that had been "blown from its shaft" down the hall.) See the BBC page for more info.
~ The Fifth Estate: Conspiracy Theories (CBC, 2003) - 45 mins See the in-depth CBC webpage now. It's an open-minded look at the controversy surrounding 9/11, as aired on Canadian TV. Also, see the NEW 2009 CBC investigation "9/11: The Unofficial Story."
~ Giuliani's 9/11 (History, 2010) - 45 mins (link not available - see "In Memoriam" by HBO)
One of the 9/11 documentaries in the 2011 DVD set "Remembering 9/11 - 4 Films Commemorating The Heroes and Victims Of September 11th." New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani would later run for president in 2008.
~ Inside 9/11, Part 1 - War on America (National Geographic, 2005) - 1hr 45mins ... terrorism...
~ Inside 9/11, Part 2 - Zero Hour *YT title is wrong* (National Geographic, 2005) - 1hr 45mins
Another important arrangement of raw footage. Also at YouTube in 4 parts.
~ Inside Edition - 9/12/2001 aired collection of 9/11 footage Watch playlist including exclusive footage of both collapses (3 angles) and more.
~ Inside the Twin Towers (Discovery Channel, 9/3/2006) - 1hr 31mins
Docudrama/dramamentary. Actors play out the terrible events with commentary of those who experienced it. Conspiracy theorists beware the fake audio during the South Tower collapse. Yes, explosion sounds were added.
~ The Man Who Predicted 9/11 (UK Ch. 4, 2007) - 47 mins
Note that conspiracy theorist Bill Cooper predicted a large scale attack blamed on Osama bin Laden specifically! But not in this documentary film.
~ The Secret History of 9/11 (CBC, 2006)
From YT: "Written and directed by Terence McKenna, it includes interviews with a number of key people including the Chief of Counter-terrorism at the White House Richard Clarke, the head of the CIA Bin Laden Unit Michael Scheuer, members of the 9/11 Commission including Chairman Thomas Kean and Vice-Chairman Lee H. Hamilton and Marc H. Sasseville, the U.S. fighter pilot who was prepared to fly his unarmed F-16 into a hijacked aircraft." Very informative.
~ Up From Zero (2003, U.S. Dept. of Labor) - 55 minutes
Construction workers tell their 9/11 stories.
~ Why the Towers Fell (PBS-NOVA, 2002) - 54 mins (aired on BBC as "The Fall of the World Trade Center" with British narration and editing variations by Horizon)
NOTE: The reason why, as given in this film, has been invalidated by NIST lead investigator Shyam Sunder in the 2006 PBS-NOVA "Building on Ground Zero" (see above, specifically here in the video).
In addition to films like BBC's "Conspiracy Files," History's "The 9/11 Conspiracies: Fact or Fiction," and National Geographic's "9/11: Science and Conspiracy," mainstream media have also written many hit pieces on the 9/11 Truth Movement. Thanks 911truthnews.com.
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