New York City, September 11, 2001. The morning everything changed.
YouTube Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIWKNNer1Cc&feature=player_detailpage
102 minutes passed between the first plane s impact into One World Trade Center, the second plane s attack on Two World Trade Center, and the eventual collapse of both buildings. In that time, people around New York experienced a range of emotions. Despite the horror and the incomprehensibility of what was happening, many knew, somehow, that they had a unique responsibility to record what they saw.
They reached for their cameras.
This unprecedented documentary special joins hundreds of pieces of their footage and audiotape into a single, seamless historical record. It is an intensely personal perspective of the tragedy, communicating for the first time that morning s events, as they were experienced by people around New York. It is an evocative, authentic and reverential memorial to one of the most cataclysmic events in world history.
The film is followed by I-Witness to 9/11, an 18-minute documentary short featuring nine of the stories behind these unforgettable images and sounds.
These are discussion questions are a reformatted version of the History Channel resource questions. They have formatted into questions student can use while viewing the film.