Be­yond 9/ 11

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Television - ROSIE SQUIRES

WHERE were you when the Twin Tow­ers fell?

A decade af­ter the ter­ror­ist at­tack on New York’s World Trade Cen­ter in lower Man­hat­tan, di­rec­tor Jim Whi­taker looks at the slow and emo­tional jour­ney of heal­ing.

The pow­er­ful, movie-length doc­u­men­tary was filmed over 10 years, cap­tur­ing the lives of sur­vivors who were shaken by the 9/ 11 at­tacks.

We wit­ness the progress of a stu­dent whose mother per­ished, a widow of a first re­spon­der, a wo­man who sur­vived above the im­pact zone, and a fire-fighter who lost his clos­est friends.

Their sto­ries are in­ter­twined with chill­ing real footage and amaz­ing time­lapse-photography of the con­struc­tion of the new World Trade Cen­ter at Ground Zero.

The doc­u­men­tary of­fers an in­sight into the ef­fects of trauma and grief on the hu­man spirit.

We learn, de­spite the odds, that with time wounds can heal. And from the ashes there is re­birth.

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