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Documentary On 9/11 Terror Attack Is Coming To The BBC 20 Years On

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Documentary On 9/11 Terror Attack Is Coming To The BBC 20 Years On

BBC is set to air a new, feature-length documentary 20 years on from the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Told from the point of view of those most intimately involved, the film - titled 9/11: The Twenty Year Anniversary - will focus on a two-hour period during the attacks on the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and Flight 93.

The film will focus on a two hour period during the attack (Credit: Shutterstock)
The film will focus on a two hour period during the attack (Credit: Shutterstock)

Many of those who feature in the documentary have not previously spoken publicly about their experiences and the devastating events that changed their lives forever.

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Each person has an extraordinary story of heroism and survival, with BBC's Clare Sillery explaining: "This film takes a new and different look at an important subject matter.

It will air next year on BBC (Credit: PA)
It will air next year on BBC (Credit: PA)

"All of our lives changed because of the events of 9/11, but for those who were there the effects are long lasting and deeply felt. The core cast of this film have not spoken publicly before.

"By looking at what happened to them on the day and their lives 20 years on, we can see how the shock waves of that event still reverberate in profound ways today."

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Retelling the events, the film will juxtapose between a specific two-hour period - told in what BBC describe as "unfolding chronology, almost real time" - and present day.

Retelling the events, the film will juxtapose between a specific two-hour period and present day (Credit: PA)
Retelling the events, the film will juxtapose between a specific two-hour period and present day (Credit: PA)

As well as depicting how the lives of those involved continue to be impacted 20 years on, it also delves into how the world today continues to be shaken by 9/11.

Darren Kemp, Executive Producer on the doc, said: "9/11 is a remarkable story that never ended for those who lived through the tragic events of that day.

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"The 20th anniversary is an opportunity to take a fresh look at the events two decades ago and to see how they continue to play out in the lives of those who were there."

The 90-minute documentary film will air next year on BBC One.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: BBC, Documentaries, TV News

Lucy Devine
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