9/11: Life Under Attack (2021)

A unique and compelling account of the day that changed the modern world, captured by ordinary people who chose to pick up their cameras and film that fateful day on which the September 11 attacks took place in New York.
  • 8.2 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2021-09-14 Added:
  • Writer:
  • Karen Edwards, Brook Lapping, Director:
  • Nigel Levy, Harry Pick, Producer:
8 / 10

The tragic events seen from the bystanders point of view...

Sitting down on September 11th 2021 to watch the documentary "9/11: Life Under Attack" was sort of an emotional thing, so it turned out.

Now, I am not an American and had no relation to the events that transpired 20 years ago, aside from it being a catastrophe and of course knowing that lots of people suffered from those terrorist actions. But having been alive during that time and remembering very well where I was and what I was doing when the news flooded in, of course there is some connection to the past as it is a part of the world history.

I have seen a couple of documentaries about the events already, but I have to say that this 2021 documentary from director Karen Edwards was one that struck hard. Why? Well, because this shows the events as the unfolded from the every man's point of view, as we see it from private records and such.

What hit the hardest, pardon the pun, was the sound of the impact when the fire fighters were in the lobby and you could hear the sound of what could possibly by the sound of jumpers hitting the ground. That was really something that went straight in and it was a sound that is not easily forgotten.

Of course, while well familiar with the events that transpired that day, I feel that "9/11: Life Under Attack" brings a more personal approach to the events, given the recordings used, the emotions captured and the sense of being there yourself.

If you enjoy documentaries and have an interest in the events of 9/11, then you most certainly should sit down to watch "9/11: Life Under Attack". This is documentary done right.

My rating of "9/11: Life Under Attack" lands on an eight out of ten stars.

8 / 10

Incredible documentary

This is how proper documentary should be done: no interviews, no commentaries from politicians, CIA or news anchors. It contains only raw footage filmed by New Yorkers. This film really conveys the horror and the uncertainty of the whole situation, it's certainly the best documentary about 9/11 I've ever seen.

10 / 10

its just amazing...

And still just as adrenalinefilled and heartbreaking as it was back then. Well stitched together documentary of mix pro and amateur video. I believe there should be even more to catch up on. I will remember these moments for the rest of my life. Its like a seasonal flu, it comes every year at 9/11. Do watch and reminice states the grumpy old man.

9 / 10

Outstanding Documentary Making

This is how to do a documentary - 20 years on & this film really captures the essence & magnitude of what happened that day. The filming is RSW, with a mixture of personal & professional clips.

One of the best documentaries I've ever seen.

1 / 10

Can't watch so can't review. Help to where I can watch would be appreciated.

Where can I watch this it's no longer on YouTube A&E blocked it but I went to A&E it's not there ugh!!!!!! Guidance to where I can watch this would be greatly appreciated.