9/11 1st Responders & Volunteers...Where Are They Now?

It’s been 17 years since 9/11/2001 changed the world forever…

People from all walks of life “answered the call” to help during our darkest hours…

Where are they now?

This video is just a taste of the full movie, but it conveys a strong message of how September 11 affected those who responded. The people depicted in this film are Ground Zero Responders & Volunteers. Their reactions during these interviews was recorded back in the mid 2000’s, not long after the attacks. Though short, this trailer is emotionally stirring and evokes genuine questions about the nature of humanity at the most challenging times.

Photo by  Jesse Mills  on  Unsplash

Photo by Jesse Mills on Unsplash

This trailer was originally posted on the official 9/12 From Chaos To Community website, we are simply sharing it raise awareness among our 9/11 Community and rest of the world. To purchase the film, please visit their website.

“In the wake of the September 11 attacks, New Yorkers from all walks of life felt compelled to overcome their sense of powerlessness by volunteering to help out in the recovery effort. They brought in supplies, set up relief stations, and for ten months fed and cared for the recovery workers. Many deep and unexpected — even unlikely — relationships developed out of this. Using cinema verite footage, interviews and archival photographs, we follow several characters through a series of events reuniting them with each other after the closing of the site. Through their stories we present a portrait of the city within a city that was Ground Zero, and examine how an extremely diverse group of people transcended politics and culture in an effort to heal their city and themselves.” - Read More on Official 9/12 From Chaos To Community Website