BBC One has commissioned a feature-length 90 minute documentary marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
The film will tell the story of the two-hour period when terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and Flight 93 changed the world forever. It will also tell a parallel narrative, looking at how those two hours changed the lives of those who were there, with past and present interacting throughout the film.
Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries, History and Religion, says: “This film takes a new and different look at an important subject matter. 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 shockwaves of that event still reverberate in profound ways today.”
Darren Kemp, Executive Producer, says: “9/11 is a remarkable story that never ended for those who lived through the tragic events of that day. 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.”