9/11 Inside the Pentagon
DVD - 2016
On September 11, 2001, 184 people lost their lives when American Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon. Today, people are surprised to hear that the Pentagon was ever a target. Few know about those who escaped, many terrifyingly close to the impact zone. This is the most complete telling of what happened at the Pentagon on a day that forever changed the world.
- Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[Arlington, Virginia] :
- Item Description
- Title from title screen.
Container states running time is approximately 60 minutes. Actuall running time is closer to 55 minutes.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2016.
- Physical Description
- 1 videodisc (approximately 55 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
- DVD, region 1; widescreen.
- TV rating: TV-PG.
- Production Credits
- Director of photography, David Wright ; editor, Tony Bacon.
- Corporate Authors
- Other Authors
Gr 7 Up—Released on the 15th anniversary of September 11—and serving perhaps as a needful reminder that the terrorist attacks extended beyond the World Trade Center—this documentary focuses on the fiery destruction of part of the Pentagon and the ensuing rescue efforts. The filmmakers plainly didn't have much to work with, as the blurry videos of billowing smoke and fleeing figures are well padded with reconstructed glimpses of wreckage shot through red filters, and multiple cutaways to the Twin Towers in New York. Additionally, most of the preserved phone and radio communications are of such low quality that the added subtitles are a necessity, and the arranged tearful reunion at the end between two of the handful of survivors and rescue workers is at best a labored effort to crank up the emotions. With some help from skimpy graphics, viewers may come away with a general sense of the catastrophe's course and aftermath but not of its scale or of any of the nearly 200 people who died. VERDICT Optional viewing for middle graders studying the September 11 attacks in depth.—John Peters, Children's Literature Consultant, New York City. Copyright 2016 School Library Journal.
On September 11, 2001, 184 people lost their lives when American Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon. Today, people are surprised to hear that the Pentagon was ever a target. Few know about those who escaped, many terrifyingly close to the impact zone. This is the most complete telling of what happened at the Pentagon on a day that forever changed our world.Review by Publisher Summary 2
With first-hand accounts, chronicles the events of September 11, 2001, when 184 people lost their lives after American Flight 77 hit the Pentagon.