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Where the Towers Fell

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Posted By: StormCnter, 9/11/2019 5:43:04 PM

Memorials are multidimensional, dichotomous spaces. They exist somewhere between presence and memory. They are built for the collective and for those personally affected. They are places for reflection and observation; for reckoning, for grieving, and for peaceful acceptance. They are tourist destinations and graveyards. The filmmaker Sara Newens captures these tensions in Footprint, her evocative observational portrait of the 9/11 Memorial. The short documentary spends 24 hours at the former Ground Zero, where on September 11, 2001, 2,606 people lost their lives when the World Trade Center towers were struck by two planes (390 others died at the Pentagon and in the four aircraft involved in the terror attacks).


The video is eighteen minutes long and is mostly images. I liked it. I hope you do, too.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Newtsche 9/11/2019 6:15:41 PM (No. 177470)
Thanks but no thanks, OP, I'll not be giving Atlantic any hits. I sincerely doubt they bring anything of true value.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird 9/11/2019 6:21:37 PM (No. 177473)
I have several books - mostly pictorial - that I purchased at the time. I saw the second plane hit (on TV) and watched all that ensued. Enough. Newens’s film could be good for those who were too young and the non-believers.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird 9/11/2019 6:24:51 PM (No. 177475)
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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird 9/11/2019 6:31:04 PM (No. 177480)
Re the YouTube link at #3, this film is an artsy impression of the memorial. I have never cared for the memorial. I believe it was poorly conceived and is inadequate. I much preferred the lights that were used in the beginning.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jennie C. 9/11/2019 6:58:59 PM (No. 177496)
#4, the lights are still there, but only on Sept 11 each year. I have a pic I took from the Empire State Building in 2012.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: tom7 9/12/2019 2:17:35 PM (No. 178132)
I wish publications like The Atlantic would keep their nasty poison pens off of sacred subjects like 9/11. Obviously, though, the more sacred, the more they want to foul the subject.
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