WTC: The First 24 Hours
Production year: 2001
Director: Étienne Sauret
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 767685-950630
Running time: 0:48 (48 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: June 25, 2002
Collection type: Owned (#2009)
Status: Available
Purchase date: June 04, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
Beginning with the North Tower afire and billowing dense smoke, and ending with the vast expanse of ash-brown debris the following morning, WTC: THE FIRST 24 HOURS documents “ground zero” in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001.

The documentary was shot independently over a 24-hour period. It is first a witness to the fall of the twin towers, as a line of fire and a buckle in the armature signal imminent collapse. It is then an intimate view of the smoldering monochromatic site and surrounding solitary streets; the ashen outskirts of New York's financial center, desolate and strewn with debris and the epicenter, a steel and moonscape of Dresdenesque remains. People on the site work monotonously—first in a fervor then dazed, trance-like. The images speak for themselves, intentionally devoid of commentary and music.

This presentation contains two versions of WTC: THE FIRST 24 HOURS—the expanded documentary and the original eleven minute version, which began as a raw reflection of "ground zero" in the wake of the World Trade Center collapse.
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Genres
Special Interest
Documentary
Television
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Newvideo
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
 
Tags
Various
WTC - 911
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Gallery
 • Expanded Version & Original Version
Crew
Direction
Étienne Sauret....Director
Production
Étienne Sauret....Producer
David Carrara....Producer
Cinematography
Étienne Sauret....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Tracy Granger....Film Editor
Michael Siedlecki....Film Editor
Sound
Coll Anderson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Coll Anderson....Supervising Sound Editor
Cast