102 Minutes That Changed America is a remarkable documentary that was produced by History and premiered commercial-free on September 11, 2008 — marking the seventh anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks. The 102-minute documentary depicts the events of September 11th in virtually real time, primarily using raw video footage taken by mostly amateur citizen journalists.
The film features an 18-minute short documentary called I-Witness to 9/11, which features interviews with nine eyewitnesses who captured the events on camera. According to this documentary, most of the archival footage used in the film was in possession of the U.S. government but released many years after the attacks occurred.
This extraordinary film has been broadcasted around the world including Channel 4 in the UK, France 3 in France and History Channel in Brazil — which all aired it on Monday 07 September 2009. In The Netherlands it was shown on SBS6 on Wednesday 09 September 2009.
As this unforgettable day continues to shape our collective history, 102 Minutes That Changed America serves as an important reminder of how far we have come since this tragedy seven years ago. We encourage you to watch this powerful documentary and join us in reflecting on these 102 minutes that changed America forever.