102 Minutes That Changed America

Jun 12, 2023 | Social, Videos

102 Minutes That Changed America is a powerful documentary film that takes viewers through the events of September 11, 2001, in the United States. Produced by History, this 102-minute film premiered commercial-free on September 11, 2008, to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the attacks. Through raw video footage taken by amateur citizen journalists, viewers are able to experience virtually real time what happened in New York City during those fateful 102 minutes.

Accompanying this documentary is an 18-minute documentary short called I-Witness to 9/11 which features interviews with nine firsthand eyewitnesses who captured the video footage on camera. According to this film, most of the archival video footage was in possession of the U.S. government but was released to History years after 9/11.

This moving and provocative film has been shown around the world including Channel 4 in the UK, France 3 in France and History Channel in Brazil. It has also been airing on SBS6 in The Netherlands on Wednesday 09 September 2009.

For anyone trying to understand what happened during 9/11 or looking for a thought-provoking watch, 102 Minutes That Changed America is a must-see. To truly comprehend and come to terms with such tragedy it’s important that we understand not just what happened but why it happened as well. This film does an excellent job at providing both facts and insight into this unforgettable event.

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