In the documentary 9/11, the tale of 9/11 is told using footage of firefighters inside the Towers during that horrific morning. The documentary was originally supposed to follow the trials and tribulations of a rookie firefighter, but it became one of few video recordings inside the Towers as the events occurred. One of the more notable aspects of the film is the sound of bodies hitting the ground outside the towers. There is no footage of the actual bodies hitting the ground outside the building, but the sound is like nothing the firefighters (or myself) have ever heard before. One of the firefighters in the documentary questions, “how bad is it up there that the better option is to jump?” (9/11). There were so many bodies tumbling from the upper stories of the towers that people could not be evacuated through the lobby doors as they risked being killed by one of the ‘jumpers’ (9/11). The Naudet brothers made a clear decision to not show the bodies falling, while still being able to acknowledge the presence of the bodies in their accounts of that day. The Naudet brothers’ representation of the people who decided to jump from the towers was in good taste, as they wanted to share the stories of those victims, but did not want to violate the final moments of their lives. It was also valuable to include the testimony of the firefighters who heard and saw the falling bodies as the firefighters and the victims are the only people who can truly understand how horrific it was.
The 9/11 incident had a lot of people lost no one actually knew what really happened at first. A lot of people were confused and shocked people didn’t know what to think all they could really do was assume. So the town evacuated it took tons of boats to get the people off of the island.
One individual named Richard Drew, a professional journalist and photographer was in New York on 9/11. While the terrorist attack occurred he sat helpless and watched from the streets but decided to begin snapping pictures. However, the article entitled, “The Falling Man” by Tom Junod showed the controversy of what he was taking pictures of. Richard was taking pictures of the “Jumpers” (Junod, 2016, para. 6). The Jumpers were the citizens trapped within the twin towers with no other exit but to jump for possible freedom, but as they fell hundreds of stories from the buildings the people on the streets knew their was no help for them and the only thing that awaited them was a quick death. Within the article it states, “He was standing between a cop and an emergency technician, and each time one of them cried, "There goes another," his camera found a falling body and followed it down for a nine- or twelve-shot sequence” (Junod, 2016, para. 3). In this statement
An event such as 9/11 was bound to occur at some point and time, due to the United States’ strained relationship with the Middle East, with roots back to the year 1910. However, it wasn’t until the Gulf War in 1991, when tensions began to run high. The Gulf War began due to an Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, who ordered an invasion of Kuwait. Neighbouring countries were alarmed by the news and immediately asked for Western nations to intervene, fearing Hussein would continue to feed his power hunger and advance to other Arabian countries. Finally after forty two days at war, his troops surrendered. From this moment on, the events leading up to the attack on 9/11 snowballed. This is evidenced by, “After the Gulf War ended in 1991, the United
Did you know, that one person escaped the tower with seconds to spare? A man named Ron DiFrancesco was trying to escape from the South tower, after the North Tower had been attacked, when the second hijacked plane hit between floor 77 and floor 85 of the South Tower. The explosion threw him against the wall, but, however, he was able to carry on to the ground floor from floor 81 in the same time the building was standing after the attack, and then it had collapsed behind him as he was escaping from the building. The attacks on September 11, 2001 had many important effects such as a change in immigrations laws, starting wars, and changed airport rules.
September 11, 2001 is one of the most infamous dates in American history. On this day, 19 radicalized Islamic militants hijacked four United States-based airplanes. Two of the planes were flown into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Thousands of first responders, occupants of the Towers and bystanders were killed or injured. The third plane flew into the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and 125 people were killed. The passengers on the fourth plane revolted and forced the hijackers to crash into a field in Stony Creek, Pennsylvania. A total of 3,000 people were killed and over 6,000 were injured that day (“9/11 Attacks” 1). After the most detrimental terrorist attack in the history of the United States, action needed to
This project is about accidents that happen in New York and in Virginia during September 11 2001. There are some places that occur something at this date. These are the places that occur something.
On September 11, 2001, the terror attacks that struck upon the American people etched a wound so deep that will take years to repair. The whole world watched and mourned as 2,977 innocent lives were taken mercilessly away by the clutches of vile people. The group responsible for these attacks had malicious intent and animosity toward the people of the free world. They took their accumulated hatred and attacked the American people. The way the American people responded was not what the terrorist group had expected.Instead of cowering in fear from the attacks as presumed, the American people began to display more patriotism and exhibit a sense of unity. While 9/11 is a day we remember the innocent lives lost to terrorism and the new sense of togetherness it founded, it is also a day that birth the term Islamophobia and gave rise to mistaken-identity hate crimes.
Law enforcement has the authority to listening in on any electronic communications with little overlooking. This means that they can get access to wiretaps, sneak and peek warrants among other provisions. The full name of the law is the "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001”. So this act fights terrorism it also gives the federal government tools to deal with suspected terrorist activity. Since 9/11, all political leaders have sought new ways to address terrorism.
I have read the abc news article for the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. I disagree with how they interpreted 9/11 after 15 years, because there is so much more that can mentioned in details. The new generations that are coming into this world need to know more than just how many people died in 9/11 and how we are honoring them. We need to know about how much 9/11 affected our nation as a whole. As well as all the after effects 9/11 had on America, and all of the other nations. In fact, there should be details about the persons that were behind it, and how much we have grown, or how we can keep moving forward. All of this information should written there, because this was one the most historical moments
Everyday millions of people, more specifically U.S. citizens trust and rely on their government to make the right decisions in order to keep them safe. On September 11th, 2001, the U.S. government betrayed their citizens by letting and also taking part in the worst attack to ever happen on our soil. Our government betrayed us that day and our former President George Bush and many other government officials had prior knowledge and even were a part of the 9/11 “terrorist” attacks.
We all remember that tragic day on September eleventh 2001. Four planes were hijacked and placed with a particular mission. Two planes hit the north and south tower of the World Trade Center. One hit the Pentagon, and one landed in a field in Pennsylvania. Many changes were made to the world because of 9/11. Some of those changes are airport security, war, and government issues. September eleventh changed the world changed for the better and worse.
A Boeing 767 containing approximately twenty thousand gallons of jet fuel flew into the North tower of the World Trade Center in New York City on a pristine morning at 8:45 a.m. on September 11, 2001. The collision left a giant opening close to the eightieth floor of the one hundred ten story skyscraper, abruptly ending hundreds of people’s lives and trapping hundreds more in the floors above. As the evacuation of the tower and its twin- the South Tower- got underway by the local authorities, television news channels broadcasted live images of what at first appeared to be a freak accident. Then, eighteen minutes after the initial plane crashed into the tower, a second Boeing 767–United Airlines Flight 175–appeared out of the sky, turned sharply
As the 9/11 attacks were happening millions of people’s eyes couldn't leave the t.v. screens they all thought only that it couldn’t be real. The assistant fire chief was talking with his men after he had his coffee when what he thought was a t.v. show came on but soon found out the terrorists hijacked a plane and crashed it. Many of the first responders were busy treating smoke inhalation when the first plane struck its target, but many others waited for their broken bones and bad burns to be treated. The emergency responders do these things every day, protect other people from getting hurt by these types of things.the noises around them was the hardest things to see happen what he heard was pain and death.
Throughout the years there are events that stay with you, and the date September 11, 2001 is one of them. The plane hijackings, attack on the Twin Towers, and plane crashes that took place on 9/11 were tragic. Though being born that year and not being able to witness the event, I feel as though it changed me in some way. This action of terrorism effected the U.S. in many ways, that would help prevent terrorism in the long run. Which would give the new generation ideas to help prevent terrorism. Despite the years that have gone by, 9/11 will always be a travesty that will be remembered.