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9/11 The Falling Man

7.31 h 11 min200513+
This film will tell the story of the most unforgettable image from 9/11, a photograph of a falling man, a jumper from the North Tower of the World Trade Centre, frozen in midair, perfectly parallel against the lines of those sun-kissed buildings. The image ran in newspapers and magazines across the world over the following week and should have remained the defining image of that terrible day.
Henry Singer
Steven MackintoshEric LiptonIliana Guibert
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Henry Singer
Darlow Smithson Productions
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4.1 out of 5 stars

25 global ratings

  1. 46% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 26% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 23% of reviews have 3 stars
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MariaLancsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 September 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Pathetic attempt to cash in
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Made it to around 24 minutes. When a person starts to comment on the photograph as art then it is wrong. She is commenting on the position of the person falling and how there is no 'blood and guts'...
Another gloats on how the image is 'Pulitzer Prize' winning.
This is a trashy attempt to be different to a traditional documentary.
32 people found this helpful
Rupert GarciaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 August 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good Documentary
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Well done in that it shows both sides of a difficult issue - that of suicide in the face of certain death - which resonates powerfully for those of a religious persuasion. Obviously the families of the 200 or so 'jumpers' have additional issues to deal with, and all of this is covered with a certain amount of respect.
I felt however that the first article supposedly identifying the falling man and releasing that identity to the world, was not done properly at all. In hindsight, Peter Cheney should have been a lot more careful with his evidence, as under careful scrutiny of all the photos in the sequence it should have been plain to see that the falling man was not an Hispanic, but a light-skinned black man, that he was tall but not heavily built, and that he was not wearing a chef's uniform, but skinny black pants, black hi-tops and an orange t-shirt under a light-colored dress shirt. I hope the Hernandez family received some compensation for this, as it must have caused them a lot of distress.
11 people found this helpful
Anthony C HeafordReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 August 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
The most sensitive of topics, documented with the utmost respect
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There were no jumpers from the towers in my opinion, just people forced in torturous circumstances to take back a fraction of control in the moment of their murder by terrorists.
7 people found this helpful
JemmaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 August 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hauntingly Disturbing
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A movie you will not forget. I certainly cannot say I enjoyed it, but believe it is a must see. For some reason the media "air brushes" out the brutal truth on so many levels. The empathy this aroused in me is astounding. I believe this one picture raised more horror in me about 911 than anything I have previously seen. It makes this attrocity personal to me. I believe the movie and picture will haunt me for the rest of my life.
4 people found this helpful
DinoReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 September 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
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Very emotional to watch about what happened on 9/11 and the people having to jump from the twin towers.
11 people found this helpful
Elegant shoperReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 October 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Thought Provoking
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An interesting and thought provoking insight into what the image means. It shows how it has affected us, most importantly the families and how a nation struggles to integrate the image with its desire for heroes.
5 people found this helpful
PepecitaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 August 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very interesting doc
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It is Thought-provoking and also a reminder of the people who were forced to make a horrible choice that day. Of course, this gets people upset, but unfortunately, it happened and it gives me some sort of relief to know that there are people out there who remembers those who jumped. As opposed to never mentioning them again, which would not be fair.
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RobespierreReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 March 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
This is a programme which is really concerned with truth.
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This is an excellent programme, so much better than many of the other 9/11 films which are available throuogh Amazon. The Falling Man is The Unknown Soldier - now there's something to think about. Thank you Mr Junot and the photographer who took the shots.
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