Release dateSeptember 11, 2008 (2008-09-11) Initial releaseSeptember 6, 2009 (Germany) DirectorsSeth Skundrick, Nicole Rittenmeyer CastGeorge W. Bush, Kelly Edwards, Joe Napolitano AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special Similar moviesBlackhat, Salt, Dear John, Friends with Benefits, Sorry for the Disturbance, Ryia and Skina
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102 Minutes That Changed America is a 102-minute American television special documentary film that was produced by the History channel and premiered commercial-free on September 11, 2008, marking the seventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The film depicts, in virtually real time, the New York-based events of the attacks primarily using raw footage from mostly amateur citizen journalists, focusing mainly on the reactions of New York inhabitants during the incident. The documentary is accompanied by an 18-minute documentary short called I-Witness to 9/11, which features interviews with nine firsthand eyewitnesses who captured the footage on camera.
According to this film, most of the archival footage was in possession of the U.S. government but was released to History years after 9/11. The documentary film attracted 5.2 million viewers. The program aired on Channel 4 in the UK, France 3 in France, History Channel in Brazil on 7 September 2009, SBS6, in the Netherlands on 9 September 2009 and on ZDF in 2009 and 2010. A&E Television Networks, parent company of History, aired it across all of their cable networks on September 11, 2011 at 8:46 a.m. EDT, the exact time American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into 1 World Trade Center ten years earlier.
2009 Emmy Awards
In 2009, 102 Minutes won four (4) Primetime Emmy Awards for the following categories:
Outstanding Nonfiction Special
Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming
Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)
Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming