Thursday, September 11, 2008

9/11 Documentary

Among the most amazing--and moving--images to come from 9/11 emerges from a documentary by Jules and Gedeon Naudet:
The Naudet brothers were in the process of making a documentary on New York firefighters, following Antonios "Tony" Benetatos, a rookie officer or "probie", through his experiences in Fire Department of New York (FDNY) academy training and into a firehouse. On the morning of 9/11, Jules was taping as firefighters examined a reported gas leak when the North Tower was attacked, which Jules captured on tape. They immediately raced to the World Trade Center (WTC).
Here's 10 minutes of it, including a prep talk about responding to emergencies (with the WTC lit up in the background at night), and footage of the attack (one of the only films to catch the first attack on film), and the NYFD's initial entrance into the towers: