102 Minutes that Changed America

Siskel Jacobs Productions   |   USA

New York City, September 11th, 2001. The morning everything changed. Despite the horror and incomprehensibility of what they witnessed, people around the city knew they had a responsibility to document what they saw. They reached for their cameras. "102 Minutes that Changed America" features original footage from more than 100 amateur and professional sources. The sights and sounds of that morning- from the time of the first plane's impact into One World Trade Center at 8:48a.m. until the eventual collapse of both buildings 102 minutes later- have been meticulously woven together, and are presented without narration or commentary. The result is an intensely emotional and immersive documentary that faithfully preserves the morning of 9/11 as it happened, and as it was experienced by those who were there. It is an evocative, authentic, and reverential memorial to one of the most cataclysmic events in world history. Reason for Submission: This project was completely 100% reliant on the source material recorded inside New York by people who witnessed September 11th firsthand. As Source libraries were an important element to this film, the moments woven together by the numerous amateurs was the glue that held this project together. It is the experience relived through these peoples spoken thoughts and quick movements that flow with this moment in time.