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9/11: The Twin Towers

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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: BBC
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 90 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2006
Available in French: No

For millions of people alive today the most significant political event in their lifetimes was, without question, the destruction of the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in Manhattan on 11th September 2001. For once the cliché that in a moment the world changed was true: not since the assassination of JFK, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour has a deliberate human act of unparalleled aggression had such far-reaching consequences, many of which we are yet to experience. Far from uniting the world 9/11 has fractured international relations; already we have seen the development of American unilateralism, the invasion of Afghanistan and the Second Gulf War.

Told through the eyes of the emergency services, the Federal Aviation Authority, the US Government and the survivors, and using the testimony of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Osama Bin Laden's mastermind behind the attacks who was captured in 2003 - each story is represented accurately to convey the significance of events from all sides.

The individual agony, anguish and humanity of those involved is now brought to life through immersive drama-documentary.