January 13, 2001. Times war photographer Harvey Jacobs is wounded while witnessing a massacre at Nuevo Colon by terrorists. In a desperate effort, the United Nations sends a vehicle to get ... See full summary »
Eleven directors from 11 countries each contribute an 11-minute short reflecting on the events of 11 September 2001. A village teacher in Iran tries to explain to her young students what's happened. City kids in Burkina Faso think they've spotted Osama bin Laden. A deaf Frenchwoman in Manhattan writes a Dear John letter to a man who has left that morning for work at the World Trade Center. A Chilean remembers Allende. Events recall other deaths. A mother endures more than her son's death. And so on. The tone varies, as do the locales. Most stories are about others coming to terms with the events of the day, but at least one confronts the viewer with tragedy and death.Written by
Mothers, fathers and loved ones of those who died in New York, soon will be the 29th anniversary of our tuesday, 11th of September and the first anniversary of yours. We will remember you. I hope you will remember us.
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I was, but to a point so much more than I expected actually !!!
All these segments, except perhaps on a much lesser scale Sean Penn's more abstract view of how the world was, still is, and will remain, which was a bit out of focus, are sublime and disturbing.
To make such a dramatic collage of all these nations, all these people and all these lives, you truly see, taste and hear how this awful event touched so many lives.
You feel a sense of urgency for the current lack of compassion, love and respect we all miss for each one another.
One will look at this film in fifty years and say:
Man, they REALLY went wrong, or didn't understand anything about anything in those days.
This picture, brilliantly edited, in-your-face honest and at times, overbearing, is perhaps the greatest tribute to our screwed up world as a whole...
I feel that, in respects with another film that attempted to strike a chord with a post 9-11 world and failed along the way (The 25th Hour), this picture is much more complete, far more passionate and intense...
I was shocked to see such animosity in earlier comments to this film, specially since it presents the world wholly and completely honestly without exclusively focusing on the misery of the people within the geographical boundaries of the United States after 9-11.
Maybe now it's time to focus on the world outside north America, and surely, now it's time to get over this awful day, and focus on other more urgent issues once and for all.
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