WORLD TRADE CENTER TERRORIST ATTACK OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. WTC: THE FIRST 24 HOURS. DVD video. The expanded shocking documentary plus the original TV version, which began as a raw reflection of "ground zero" at WTC.
WTC: THE FIRST 24 HOURS. DVD video.
Beginning with the North Tower afire and billowing dense smoke, and ending with the vast expanse of ash-brown debris the following morning, WTC: THE FIRST 24 HOURS documents ï¿½ground zeroï¿½ in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001.
This documentary was shot independently over a 24-hour period. It is first a witness to the fall of the twin towers, as a line of fire and a buckle in the armature signal imminent collapse. It is then an intimate view of the smoldering monocromatic site and the surrounding solitary streets; the ashen outskirts of New Yorkï¿½s financial center, desolate and strewn with debris, and the epicenter, a steel moonscape of Dresdenesque remains. People on the site work monotonously--first in a fervor, then dazed and trance-like. The images speak for themselves, intentionally devoid of any commentary or music.
This presentation contains two versions of WTC: THE FIRST 24 HOURS, the expanded documentary and the original version, which began as a raw reflection of ï¿½ground zeroï¿½ in the wake of the World Trade Center collapse.
Directed by Etienne Sauret. Sauret is perhaps best known for his arresting documentation of the events of September 11 in the powerful documentary WTC: THE FIRST 24 HOURS. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has been screening as part of a September 11th retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art and the New York Historical Society. It made its U.S. television debut on HBO in September 2002. Sauret is currently working on "Loss," a film elegy for six firefighters who died on September 11.