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September 11 (2002) (Movies To See Before You Die - Drama / Historical)

21 May, 2013 | Movies To See Before You Die / Drama

September 11 by 11 DirectorsIn the past decade, you must have seen numerous films either written around or completely based on the most deadly terrorist attack in America in September 2001. The sinful event took the lives of thousands of innocent victims and was condemned all over by the religious as well as the political powers of the globe unanimously. Since then, the subject has been adapted in various forms by many renowned film-makers repeatedly and the world has certainly gone through a drastic change post the day of 9/11, without any doubts.
But here, SEPTEMBER 11 needs to be considered with a difference as it is an exceptional collective attempt released in the following year (in 2002), remembering the deadly attack in a unique cinematic way engaging 11 extremely creative minds from the world over. In other words, it is an enlightening bouquet of 11 short films of 11 minutes each, directed by 11 distinctive directors coming from various parts of the globe with their own unrelated vision. And the list of these 11 visionaries includes names of Youssef Chahine, Amos Gitai, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Shohei Imamura, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mira Nair, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Sean Penn and Danis Tanovic.
Originally titled as “11’09”01 – September 11”, it showcases the impact of 9/11 on people living in different parts of the world along with America. All the 11 celebrated directors bring in their own contrasting viewpoint on the sad day which differs in tone, expressions and emotions too. Where a few stories force you to think about the state of today’s world affairs seriously, the others make you cry and feel the compassion towards every innocent terror activity victim in the world. Besides there are the ones, which simply leave you awestruck with the unique idea shared, like the one dealing with only a blank screen throughout and the other featuring the sunlight rays coming into the room for the first time.  

Though the film was also taken to be as an anti-American venture by a section at the time of its release (around the anniversary of that deadly date), but that’s not true in my opinion, keeping in mind the transforming content of its plots in totality. It’s certainly a not to be missed emotional experience which is even capable of changing the way one feels about all those world events related to 9/11 and its aftereffects. The film features innovation in terms of cinema and empathy or concern for the families affected by the disastrous attack, which needs to be experienced as a must by every lover of meaningful cinema unconditionally.
Having said that, its surely not going to be an easy watch for few, since it might turn out to be a bit disturbing in nature and hard hitting in execution, beyond expectation. Moreover it also might unsettle them for a moment, which is quite natural as the directors try to depict the day through their fresh creative ideas never tried before.
So if you do feel related with this tragic event in any manner and want to witness an extremely important attempt remembering the 9/11 then do watch this unforgettable venture at the earliest and try to feel the enlightening moments hidden in its precious sequences attentively. 

Directed by 11 well known directors along with their respective writers and chosen star cast.

For more info : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0328802/

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