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Preserve, Protect and Defend
Part of the Series: Framework for Democracy Series
It was a sparkling September morning in New York City. The familiar cacophony of taxi horns and street vendors greeted commuters as they emerged from the subway. No one anticipated that in a matter of moments the city--the country--would be under attack. Since September 11, 2001, the protection and defense…
The Man Behind the Mosque - An Investigation of the Ground Zero Mosque Controversy
Part of the Series: Frontline
It became the most controversial building in America, a mostly derelict property in lower Manhattan made infamous overnight as the Ground Zero Mosque. Going beyond frenzied media portraits at the time, Frontline tells the inside stories of Sharif El-Gamal, a real estate developer, and of the victims' relatives and anti-Islam…
After September 11: Re-imagining Manhattan's Downtown
50 international architects along with several artists were invited by the Max Protetch gallery in New York to submit design proposals for a new World Trade Center and memorial. The exhibition, entitled "A New World Trade Center: Design Proposals" opened four months after the attacks and attracted unparalleled crowds. Its…
American Crusaders - The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Post 9/11 America
A harrowing exploration of the rapid rise of American religious fanaticism after 9/11. This film explores an emerging ultra Right Wing mass movement seeking dominion over all aspects of contemporary American society. The film weaves archival video, contemporary Christian Nationalist movement propaganda (recruiting videos, apocalyptic/military videogame imagery, etc.) and original…
Boatlift - An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience
From the midst of 9/11, one of the darkest moments in American history, comes this inspiring and relatively unknown story. When the twin towers fell, hundreds of thousands of people ran to the water's edge. They soon realized that Manhattan is, indeed, an island. And that they were trapped. Within…
9/11 Inside the Pentagon
PBS
In the past 15 years we have seen the Towers fall again and again in a series of powerful documentaries and TV shows. Movies have expertly rendered the courage of first responders and the passenger takeover on United Flight 93. But in the smoke of 9/11, one story still remains…
Code Yellow: Hospital at Ground Zero
A feature documentary, produced in association with NYU Downtown Hospital, narrated by Brian Dennehy, and written by Dennis Watlington and Dr. Antonio Dejar, which tells the story of the remarkable medical response of the hospital closest to Ground Zero on 9/11.
I Live At Ground Zero
"I Live at Ground Zero" offers a different take on the 9/11 disaster through the eyes of a child. On September 11, 2001, children living and going to school around the World Trade Center were eye-witnesses to the destruction and senseless loss of life. Isabella, the subject of our film,…
American Experience: New York
PBS
An elegant, lyrical and compelling portrait of the greatest and most complex of cities. This definitive series chronicles the history of New York from its founding in 1624 as a Dutch trading post to its continuing pre-eminence as the cultural and economic capital of the world.
Arguing the World - The New York Intellectual Community
Arguing the World is the story of four brilliant and engaging men caught up in the central struggles of our time. This enthralling film creates a vivid picture of intellectual life in the 20th century. For more than half a century, Irving Howe, Daniel Bell, Nathan Glazer and Irving Kristol…
Rezoning Harlem - A Community Fights Against Gentrification
Rezoning Harlem follows longtime members of the Harlem community as they fight a 2008 rezoning that threatens to erase the history and culture of their legendary neighborhood and replace it with luxury housing, offices, and big-box retail. A shocking expose of how a group of ordinary citizens, who are passionate…
The Second Day
On September 11, 2001, 4 year-old Brook Peters was attending his second day of kindergarten a few blocks from the World Trade Center in New York City when two planes struck the Twin Towers. At age 11, Brook decided to make a film about that fateful day and its aftermath…