9/11 (2002) - This is the infamous documentary that was filmed by French brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet. The purpose of the film was originally going to be about the life of a rookie NY firefighter. To this day it is the only footage taken inside the WTC on 9/11. [REPOST]


13 Jan 2018 03:57 - +3559
One of my childhood friend's father was a FDNY firefighter who died on 9/11. He is briefly seen in this doc engaging in rescue operations shortly before being killed when one of the towers collapsed while he was inside it. Prior to this doc being released the filmmakers sought out his family so they could show them the footage. His widow found a lot of peace in seeing that her husband was calm and determined during his last moments. I've always thought that the filmmakers' decision to learn the identity and fates of the firefighters they filmed and to privately show the footage to their families prior to releasing this documentary to the public was an extremely decent way to go about it. I'm not sure how widely known that part of the story is, so I wanted to share. (Note: I do not know if anyone from from the documentary was present when my friend's family viewed the footage, only that they reached out to them with it prior to its public release. I also do not know if they asked permission to include the footage in the documentary, though I do know that my friend's family was would have granted it if they were asked)
13 Jan 2018 02:26 - +2991
They filmed the only high quality footage of the first plane hitting the North Tower. IIRC they were originally filming a documentary on NY firefighters when they heard the plane overhead and filmed the crash in broad daylight. It boggles my mind because to me it still feels recent, but this event happened at a time when almost nobody had access to a camera every day. If 9/11 happened today there would be hundreds of phone videos of the first crash, jumpers, inside footage, etc.
13 Jan 2018 03:29 - +1179
This is a great documentary. No other film about 9/11 can come close to this. It captures all the emotion, intensity and confusion that the firefighters experienced on that day. But I heed fair warning... there is a scene where they are in the tower and are trying to figure out what the loud crashes are. When they found out it was jumpers, it was at that moment the gravity of the situation truly sank in. And the sounds have also stuck with me as well. And I'm sure they will with anyone who watches this film.
13 Jan 2018 03:10 - +535
What an incredible documentary. Its almost more story than documentary. They aired this on CBS a few years after 9/11. Out of respect they did not edit it or bleep out the curses which was the first time I remember a major network intentionally airing cursing.
13 Jan 2018 02:42 - +329
Anybody who haven’t seen this, please take the time to do it now. It is incredible.
13 Jan 2018 05:20 - +295
Those multiple, high pitched alarms you here at 1:08:21. Those are PASS alarms. That stands for Personal Alert Safety System. Firefighters wear them on their turn outs or they are integrated into the SCBA. They start to sound an alarm after 30 seconds of no movement. It's to help find down firefighters in the dark and smoke. Speaking as a firefighter I can tell you no one, not ever, just let a PASS go off without trying to turn it off. As soon as it starts to alarm everyone starts looking for the cause because someone could be hurt. So each alarm you hear is either one of two things. Either a SCBA that got abandoned in the rush to escape. Or a down firefighter. Either way it's a horrifying sound to anyone in the fire service. Straight up nightmare fuel.
13 Jan 2018 03:30 - +150
Have you ever imagined what it would be like today if 9/11 didn't happen?
13 Jan 2018 01:37 - +138
Fucking insane footage.
13 Jan 2018 03:21 - +108
Dude. When they are just casually walking out of the building after the first one collapsed not realizing what happened.
13 Jan 2018 03:44 - +105
My God, those sounds of bodies crashing when they were filming in the lobby.
13 Jan 2018 02:23 - +94
[1st tower collapse](https://youtu.be/6bDN5iVXD7E?t=3048) [2nd tower collapse](https://youtu.be/6bDN5iVXD7E?t=4107)
13 Jan 2018 04:28 - +91
I turned 18 the day before 9/11. I was young and ignorant when I went to school that day and rolled my eyes at the people crying, thinking they were doing it for attention. I forget how long after it was when I watched this documentary on TV with my parents but once it was over I said goodnight. I quietly cried in my room that night. I can’t say it was the sole reason for me signing up for the Marines the next month but I admit it certainly played a role.
13 Jan 2018 03:36 - +77
I want to watch this, but I'm also scared to watch it since I know it's going to be disturbing
13 Jan 2018 05:16 - +77
My personal favorite, though I don't know if this counts as a documentary, [is this synced footage from 9/11 of several different TV channels and how they reported it.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruuH6It6P6U)
13 Jan 2018 03:56 - +71
This and the discovery channel one (forget what it’s called, it’s just straight footage with no narration or formal interviews) are the only 9/11 docs your need to see.
13 Jan 2018 03:38 - +65
Does anyone know what the health side effects of being there would be? How severe are issues related to being that close to ground zero, literally AT ground zero?
13 Jan 2018 04:00 - +55
Someone fucked this particular upload up - when the first plane hits they decided to put some awful electronic music over it. The hell.
13 Jan 2018 03:46 - +45
So why is it "infamous"? EDIT: why is this downvoted? This is a legit question. "Infamous" has a meaning, and I don't see at all how it's related to this video.
13 Jan 2018 03:08 - +45
Does anyone have a higher quality link to this? One where no one tried to stabilize interviews?
13 Jan 2018 06:25 - +40
My good friends father at 3:00. He was Rescue 1. RIP. They have a fb tribute page for him: https://www.facebook.com/DavidWeissFDNYRES1CUE/ Never met him but his son is quite the individual.
13 Jan 2018 04:30 - +33
Still hits me in the feels, this is why I went out and enlisted. I might have been a kid but this single event made me feel compelled to do my part to bring these people some justice. Multiple deplyoments and 17 years later it still makes my stomach hurt thinking about it. RIP to all those lost, may you find peace and rest where ever you may be.
13 Jan 2018 03:12 - +28
I remember seeing this on TV when it first came out and never again.
13 Jan 2018 05:30 - +21
the crazy thing is every firefighter from the firehouse featured in the doc made it out alive, I swear if this was a movie it would be bashed for having an unrealistic ending.
13 Jan 2018 04:28 - +21
My dad is a firefighter. I watched this once maybe three years ago and immediately had to call him to tell him I love him.
13 Jan 2018 04:43 - +19
I remember this day. I was in 2nd grade, about to go to school and I heard my mom crying from the front room. I went in and asked why she was crying and I don’t believe she even replied to me. Moments later, the 2nd plane hit tower 2 and then I knew something wasn’t quite right. Didn’t know really what was going on at that time, I was too little grasp what was really happening, my mom then explained to me. It’s weird thinking back on that day.
13 Jan 2018 04:56 - +18
I remember that morning so well. It's surreal to remember how different the world was on September 10, 2001 and see how much it has changed since then.
13 Jan 2018 04:24 - +10
this is the best documentary on the subject imho. It’s not about cause per say, only the factual representation of what happened.
13 Jan 2018 05:34 - +8
Why is this stabilized?

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