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2002 film and video

11'09"01 September 11 / a Galatee Films, StudioCanal production ; producers, Jacques Perrin, Nicolas Mauvernay. [United States] : Empire Pictures, c2002.


Summary: Eleven filmmakers from eleven countries reflect on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in short films each lasting 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame. Samira Makhmalbaf presents a female teacher, at an Afghani refugee camp in Iran, organizing the children for a minute's silence; meanwhile the adults express fears of an American bombardment. Claude Lelouch presents the tale of a World Trade Center tour guide who is on the verge of a breakup with his deaf girlfriend when the terrorist attacks occur. Yusuf Shahin presents a young American soldier who comes to haunt a famous film producer and they engage in a highly conflicted dialogue. Danis Tanovic presents the women of Srebrenica (a town where thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys were massacred by Serbs on July 11, 1995) continuing their monthly protests, despite the September 11th terrorist attacks. Idrissa Ouedraogo presents a young boy in Burkina Faso on the trail of a man he believes to be Osama Bin Laden. Ken Loach presents a Chilean refugee who offers his condolences to the American victims; he then, in an open letter, describes the CIA-sponsored coup d'etat of September 11, 1973, which installed the dictatorship of General Pinochet. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu presents flashes of images of bodies falling from the World Trade Center, accompanied by chanting. Amos Gitai presents a preening television news journalist enraged that her report about a Palestinian bombing in Tel Aviv will not be broadcast because of late breaking news about the attacks. Mira Nair presents a New York Muslim suspected of being a terrorist, but who is actually a heroic rescue worker. Sean Penn presents a lonely widower who lives in an apartment that is shaded by the World Trade Center. Shohei Imamura presents a Japanese soldier who returns home from fighting in World War II. He is convinced that he is a snake, and he refuses to eat anything other than live rats.


Fireboat the heroic adventures of the John J. Harvey / [written and illustrated by] Maira Kalman ; produced and directed by Daniel Welsh for Spoken Arts. [St. Petersburg, Fla.] : Spoken Arts, c2002, p2004. Based on the book by Maira Kalman, originally published by G.P. Putman's Sons in 2002.


Summary: A fireboat, launched in 1931, is retired after many years of fighting fires along the Hudson River, but is saved from being scrapped and then called into service again on September 11, 2001. Introduced by the author, with live action footage of the John J. Harvey.



New York firefighters the brotherhood of 9/11 / Partisan Pictures for Discovery Channel ; produced and filmed by Peter Schnall ; writer, Hilary Sio. Santa Monica, CA : Discovery Channel : Family Home Entertainment : Distributed byArtisan Home Entertainment, c2002.


Summary: This video follows the lives of the surviving members of Rescue 3, now drastically different after the World Trade Center attacks that took the lives of eight of their men.



Power and terror Noam Chomsky in our times / a film by John Junkerman ; a Siglo production, Tokyo, Japan ; producer, Yamagami Tetsujiro ; directed by John Junkerman. Brooklyn, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, c2002.


Summary: "Chomsky places the terroist attacks of 9/11 in the context of American foreign intervention throughout the postwar decades--in Vietnam, Central America, the Middle East and elsewhere."--Container.



What we saw / CBS News ; with an introduction by Dan Rather. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2002.


Contents: The numbers / Bryan Charles -- Death takes hold among the living / Pete Hamill -- Flying blind : on that fateful day, two airlines faced their darkest scenario / Scott McCartney and Susan Carey -- A widow's walk / Marian Fontana -- Eye of the storm : one journey through desperation and chaos / John Bussey -- The way down / Michael Wright with Carl Fussman -- A day of terror : a critic's notebook : live images make viewers witnesses to horror / Caryn James -- Americans tune in and stress out / Howard Kurtz -- The inner strengths of a vulnerable city / Kurt Andersen -- Smoke and stench cannot mask the strength to rebuild / Pete Hamill -- In charge / Elizabeth Kolbert -- Liberties : a grave silence / Maureen Dowd -- New York dispatch : family room / David Grann -- Imagining the Hanson family / Anna Quindlen -- City of ghosts / Tom Robbins and Jennifer Gonnerman -- Not just another September Saturday / Manny Fernandez, Darragh Johnson, and Neely Tucker.


World Trade Center anatomy of the collapse / produced by Darlow Smithson Film & Television for TLC and Channel 4 Television ; producer, Phillip Wearne ; written and directed by Ben Bowie.  Santa Monica, CA : Artisan Entertainment, Inc., c2002.


Summary: Examination of the engineering, construction and design of the World Trade Center and the reasons for its collapse in the attack of September 11, 2001. Includes historical footage of construction and the attacks in 1993 and 2001, and computer simulations of the structure. Also includes commentary from architects, structural engineers, and the project manager, Guy Tozzoli.


WTC the first 24 hours, 9.11.2001 / ISIS ; producers, Etienne Sauret, David Carrara ; camera & direction, Etienne Sauret. New York, NY : Docurama : New Video Group, [2002], c2001.


Summary: Shot by an independent filmmaker, this documents the first 24 hours at "ground zero" in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. It begins with the fall of the twin towers, travels through the smoldering site showing people on the site working in a fervor, then dazed and trance-like. The images speak for themselves intentionally devoid of commentary and music.



2002 books

9-11 emergency relief : [a comic book to benefit the American Red Cross]. Gainesville, FL : Alternative Comics, 2002.



110 stories : New York writes after September 11 / edited by Ulrich Baer. New York : New York University Press, c2002.



Above hallowed ground : a photographic record of September 11, 2001 / by photographers of the New York City Police Department ; edited by Christopher Sweet. New York : Viking Studio, 2002.



After shock : September 11, 2001 : global feminist perspectives / Susan Hawthorne and Bronwyn Winter, editors.  Vancouver : Raincoast Books ; Berkeley, Calif. : Publishers Group West [distributor], c2003.



After the World Trade Center : rethinking New York City / Michael Sorkin and Sharon Zukin, editors. New York : Routledge, 2002.


Alice in wonderland and the World Trade Center disaster : why the official story of 9/11 is a monumental lie / David Icke. Wildwood, MO : Bridge of Love, 2002.



All available boats : the evacuation of Manhattan Island on September 11, 2001 / Mike Magee, editor. New York : Spencer Books, c2002.


America confronts terrorism : understanding the danger and how to think about it : a documentary record / edited with an introduction by John Prados. Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2002.



Among the heroes : United Flight 93 and the passengers and crew who fought back / Jere Longman. New York : HarperCollins, c2002.



Asian Americans on war and peace / Russell C. Leong, Don T. Nakanishi, editors. Los Angeles : UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press, c2002.



Bok! : the 9.11 crisis in political cartoons / Chip Bok. Akron, Ohio : University of Akron Press, 2002.



The clash of barbarisms : September 11 and the making of the new world disorder / Gilbert Achcar ; translated by Peter Drucker. New York : Monthly Review Press, c2002.


Critical views of September 11 : analyses from around the world / edited by Eric Hershberg and Kevin W. Moore. New York : New Press, 2002.



The Day our world changed : children's art of 9/11 / introduction by Rudolph W. Giuliani ; [edited by] Robin F. Goodman & Andrea Henderson Fahnestock ; forewords by Harold S. Koplewicz & Robert R. Macdonald ; essays by Debbie Almontaser ... [et al.]. New York : Harry N. Abrams Inc., 2002.



The day the world came to town : 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland / Jim DeFede. New York : Regan Books, c2002.



Fallout : the environmental consequences of the World Trade Center collapse / Juan Gonzalez. New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, c2002.



A fond farewell : meditations on September 11 : for flute and piano / Gary Schocker. King of Prussia, PA : T. Presser, c2002.



Forbidden truth : U.S.-Taliban secret oil diplomacy and the failed hunt for Bin Laden / Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquie ; translated by Lucy Rounds with Peter Fifield and Nicholas Greenslade ; introductions by Joseph Trento and Wayne Madsen. New York : Thunder's Mouth Press/Nation Books, c2002.



Heart of a soldier : a story of love, heroism, and September 11th / James B. Stewart ; epilogue by Susan Rescorla. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2002.



Inside 9-11 : what really happened / by the reporters, writers and editors of Der Spiegel magazine ; translated from the German by Paul De Angelis and Elisabeth Kaestner ; with contributions from Margot Dembo and Christopher Sultan. New York : St. Martin's Press, c2002.


Note: "First published in Germany in Der Spiegel magazine and in book form under the title 11. September geschichte eines terrorangriffs by Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt"--T.p. verso.


Islam and the West, conflict and dialogue : September 11th and beyond. Singapore : University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore, [2002?]


It's a free country : personal freedom in America after September 11 / edited by Danny Goldberg, Victor Goldberg, and Robert Greenwald. New York : Thunder's Mouth Press/Nation Books ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2003.


 --On the Sabbath after : messages of hope delivered on the Sabbath after September 11, 2001 : a tribute to the victims and their families / from the Ministers' Wives and the Ministers' Widows Alliance of Petersburg, Virginia and vicinity and a few ordinary Americans ; the OTSA project, Brenda A. Spencer, founder ; Bertie Jeffress Powell, project editor ; with a special foreword by Benjamin P. Campbell.



Out of the blue : the story of September 11, 2001, from Jihad to Ground Zero / Richard Bernstein and the staff of the New York Times. New York : Times Books, c2002.



The Paradox of loyalty : an African American response to the war on terrorism / edited by Julianne Malveaux, Reginna A. Green ; with a foreword by Cornel West. Chicago : Third World Press, c2002.

Poetry after 9/11 : an anthology of New York poets / introduction by Alicia Ostriker ; edited by Dennis Loy Johnson and Valerie Merians. Hoboken, NJ : Melville House Pub., 2002.


Power inferno : Requiem pour les twin towers, hypotheses sur le terrorisme, la violence du mondial / Jean Baudrillard. Paris : Galilee, 2002.



September 11 : a case for the higher purpose / Lauren Tratar. Lisle, Ill.: Alliance of Angels Pub., 2002.



September 11 : West Coast writers approach ground zero / edited by Jeff Meyers. Portland, Or. : Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts, c2002.


Sword of Islam : Muslim extremism from the Arab conquests to the attack on America / John F. Murphy, Sr. Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2002.



Taliban : Islam, oil and the new great game in central Asia / Ahmed Rashid. London ; New York : Tauris, 2002.



Targeting terror : U.S. policy toward Middle Eastern state sponsors and terrorist organizations, post-September 11 / by Matthew Levitt. Washington, DC : Washington Institute for Near East Policy, c2002.



To mend the world : women reflect on 9/11 / edited by Marjorie Agosin & Betty Jean Craige. Buffalo, N.Y. : White Pine Press, c2002.



Triumph over tragedy : September 11 and the rebirth of a business / John Duffy and Mary S. Schaeffer. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2002.



War of words : language, politics and 9/11 / Sandra Silberstein. London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.



Why the left hates America : exposing the lies that have obscured our nation's greatness / Daniel J. Flynn. Roseville, CA : Forum, 2002.



With their eyes : September 11th, the view from a high school at ground zero / edited by Annie Thoms ; created by Taresh Batra ... [et al.] ; photos by Ethan Moses. New York : HarperTempest, c2002.




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