Today marks 16 years since that tragic day when 3,000 innocent lives were lost in the biggest terrorist attack on American soil. In honor of this fateful anniversary, today, I have two reviews about documentaries detailing the lives of people on that very day. This review is being posted at the exact time that the first plan hit the North Tower.
“New York City Emergency Service cop are cross trained in anything and everything. We go from being a SWAT team one minute and in the next minute we can be called to a building collapse trying to rescue people under rubble. The next minute, we’re all scuba divers looking for a kid that drowned.” – ESU officer
Number of Times Seen – 1 (6 Sep 2017)
Brief Synopsis – Documentary about two brothers; a fireman and a policeman who were in the Twin Towers on 9/11.
My Take on it – This short documentary is a great way to look at the heroism of two brothers who were both responded to the attacks on the World Trade Center (Twin Towers) on 9/11; one as a Police ESU Officer and the other as a fire fighter.
This film shows us the heroism of these two men who did all they can to try and save as many lives as possible.
The added use of archival footage about these men prior to that fateful day helps us understand who they were and what drove them to jobs where they could be in positions to help and rescue others in trouble.
The interviews with family and colleagues along with interviews of the men themselves adds another layer of emotion because it is quite emotional hearing what they all have to say about these men.
This film truly was deserving of the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject in 2003.
Bottom Line – Great portrait of two heroes who did all they can to save as many lives as possible. The archival footage from their past works well to show who these men really were. The emotional interviews with family and colleagues help make the impact of this story even greater. Truly deserved to win the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject that in ’03. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Winner of the Oscar for Best Documentary short in 2003 (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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