9/11 was intended to be a documentary of the first year in a rookie firemans life. Instead it became a documentary of the first terrorist on U.S. soil. It contains the only footage of the first plane as it crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center. Jules Naudet, one of the producers, was with the battalion chief of the first fire men who responded that day. He was inside the lobby filming when a strange sound was heared. As everyone began to fun, he ran too with him camera still running. You can see the floor and coloumns start to shake. Suddenly there is no light, no sound, nothing. Then light as one of the firemen pulled him up and asked him if he was ok. That was when Jules realized that the fireman had pushed him down and covered him with his body to save Jules life.
This an extremely graphic documentary. It shows the viewer what it was like inside the towers. The language is what was spoken on that day. As I watched it, I felt as if I had returned to that day when the world turned upside down.
In 1971, I lived on Staten Island, New York and,when I went into New York, I watched the World Trade Towers go up. Thirty years later, I watched them fall with my hand over my mouth as I kept thinking "This can't be happening." Two themes raced through my mind. The first was that in the United States, 911 is the number you dial in an emergency. The second was that I had just watched two people I knew die.