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2022 Winner

Surviving 9/11

Top Hat, BBC, Keshet


- History & Biography

9/11 is perhaps the defining event of the post war era. Beamed around the world like horrifying theatre it's a moment in history everyone over a certain age felt they lived through. This film intertwines two narratives; the two hour period when terrorists attacked the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and Flight 93 and the story of the 20 years since. Told by an American and British cast this is a deeply personal film about survival and loss. Using powerful testimony and personal and public archive, the day unfolds almost in real time. Lyrical contemporary scenes explore how the lives of individuals continue to be affected by moments that took place in that two hour period, and through the indelible imprint on their lives we realise the effect that day had on our own lives and the wider world.