9/11 – The Falling Man

It doesn’t seem possible that it’s almost 10 years since the September 11th 2001 attacks in America. 2,977 people died on that day. Hundreds of thousands died from the ramifications of the attacks on New York and Washington. I’ve always felt that the best documentary about 9/11 was by the Naudet brothers, two Frenchmen who were making a film about Manhatten firefighters on the morning the planes slammed into WTC 1 and 2. What the Naudet brothers captured is the only up close footage of events as they unfolded on that dreadful morning in New York.

More about the Naudet brother’s film closer to the anniversary. In the meantime, another very good 9/11 documentary piece is called The Falling Man, a 2006 film by Henry Singer and Richard Numeroff. I still find The Falling Man difficult to watch, for obvious reasons. It is well worth watching, not only as a reminder of man’s inhumanity to man, but also to remember those poor people who jumped to their deaths from the upper floors of the twin towers.

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