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    9/11 documenary

    does anyone know the name of the first 9/11 documentary?? it was aired on cbs a few months after. it is the two french brothers who started out making a film about the probationary firefighter coming of age, and coincindently filmed the first plane hitting, and then followed the firefighters around in the building and at ground zero after. i know it is on you tube, but it doesnt have a name, it might just be called "9/11". but i want to get it the full version. does anyone know if they sold it, or where i can get full version??

    EDIT: i forgot the T in the tittle of thread

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    9/11: A Documentary by Jules and Gedeon Naudet
    [edit]Aired on CBS: March 10 at 9 pm
    http://physics911.ca/9/11_Naudet_video

    On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, killing thousands, including 343 firefighters. French Filmmakers Jules and Gedeon Naudet (see photo) (http://www.physics911.ca/gallery2/v/...audet.jpg.html) were there to witness this tragedy. They found themselves in lower Manhattan as the attack unfolded, and they captured unique footage from the area, including the only images from inside Tower 1, where firefighters were trying to get a handle on the dangerous situation.

    Their footage includes scenes of firefighters trying to escape from Tower 1 after Tower 2 had collapsed. Jules and Gedeon, who are brothers, were within a block of Tower 2 when it collapsed, and narrowly escaped death.

    On Sunday, March 10 at 9 p.m., almost six months to the day after the terror attacks, CBS will broadcast 9/11 - an extraordinary film, telling the story of that day from the perspective of those who survived it. The two-hour film will be hosted by actor/director Robert De Niro.

    Background

    Last summer, French filmmakers Jules and Gedeon Naudet began working on a profile of a probationary firefighter, or "probie," in New York City and his company, Engine 7, Ladder 1. For the project, the Naudets, who are brothers, teamed up with their friend, James Hanlon, who is also a firefighter in the company. The company's firehouse is on Duane Street in lower Manhattan, a few blocks from the World Trade Center.

    They spent the summer shooting the probie, an eager 21-year-old named Tony Benetatos. As the summer went on, they gathered hundreds of hours of tape on Benetatos and life at the firehouse. Around 8:30 a.m. on September 11, the company received a routine call to investigate a suspected gas leak at an intersection less than a mile north of the World Trade Center. Jules went on the call. While there, he heard a roar from above and turned his camera upward, and captured the only known video of the first plane striking Tower 1.

    The firefighters jumped in their truck and sped to the fire, arriving within minutes. They were among the first firefighters to arrive. Jules followed the firefighters into Tower 1, and filmed as Battalion Chief Joesph Pfeifer helped set up the command center that coordinated the rescue of thousands inside the buildings. Jules remained with Chief Pfeifer for 45 minutes inside Tower 1 until the unexpected collapse of Tower 2. His camera kept rolling, and for a time provided the only light, as Chief Pfeifer led other firefighters in a desperate race to save themselves before it, too, collapsed.

    Eventually they found an exit, minutes before the building came down. When the first plane hit, Gedeon was at the firehouse. With three other firefighters, he went to the World Trade Center, and, like Jules, was within a block of Tower 1 when it collapsed. Both brothers feared that the other had been killed that morning.

    That afternoon, they had an emotional reunion at the firehouse. Miraculously, all firefighters from Engine 7, Ladder 1, including Hanlon and Benetatos, survived. Sadly, 343 of their firefighter colleagues died in or around the twin towers that day.

    CBS acquired the rights to present the Naudets' account. The presentation of 9/11 will help support the fund-raising efforts of the Uniformed Firefighters Association Scholarship Fund for the benefit of firefighters' families, including contributions from the Naudet brothers and CBS.

    About the Filmmakers

    Jules and Gedeon Naudet, 28 and 31 respectively, moved to New York City from Paris in 1989. The Naudets attended New York University film school, graduating in 1995. Their first feature, Hope, Gloves and Redemption, about young boxers in Spanish Harlem, took grand-jury honors in 2000 at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. Both brothers live in New York City.

    Ten years ago, the Naudets met actor James Hanlon. In 1994, Hanlon became a New York City firefighter, and was assigned to the Duane Street firehouse, where he has worked ever since. Even after becoming a firefighter, Hanlon, 36, has continued to act. He has appeared in more than 30 plays, as well as films and television shows. Recently, he has guest-starred on "Law and Order" and "NYPD Blue." He is married to a French woman, Sophie Comet, and speaks French.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312318/

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    That was the best of the documetries I have seen on 9/11.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ngateguy
    That was the best of the documetries I have seen on 9/11.
    Probably because it wasn't initially about 9/11...they went in completely unbiased...that was true journalism at its best.

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    I have it on VHS. Need to put it on DVD.

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    there was one called "7 days in september" that ive heard was really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmyquest
    Probably because it wasn't initially about 9/11...they went in completely unbiased...that was true journalism at its best.
    Agreed, no agenda just reporting what happened to them.
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    Note that they have the only footage of the 1st plane. And that footage wasn't released to the media for another 24-hours...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ngateguy
    Agreed, no agenda just reporting what happened to them.
    I've actually been thinking about this as a history major. The value of the footage they shot that day is, to steal the phrase, going to go down in infamy. I mean, if it is as moving to us now, just think of the insight it will give my children or my children's children...an invaluable piece of historical documentation.

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    maybe it's because they were French, not american, so they were kind of outsiders- i think that's one of the reasons it was so effective.

    One of the most horrible scenes was inside the lobby of the WTC while bodies were falling outside- i couldn't believe how much noise they made. That was the worst part of it for me.
    You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. That's great...if you want to attract vermin.

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    they actually moved to america in the late 80's

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
    Note that they have the only footage of the 1st plane. And that footage wasn't released to the media for another 24-hours...
    ya no doubt, but shhhhhhhh, be quiet, dont wanna ruin everyone's fun

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