'Always a Family' Remembers a Father's Last Phone Call on 9/11

StoryCorps records true stories as told by real people and then brings them to life with animation. Always a Family is the heartbreaking story of a father who called his family on the morning of September 11 from the 103rd floor of the North Tower to say goodbye. 

StoryCorps records true stories as told by real people and then brings them to life with animation. Always a Family is the heartbreaking story of a father who called his family on the morning of September 11 from the 103rd floor of the North Tower to say goodbye. 

Ten years later, Monique Ferrer remembers her ex-husband Michael Trinidad, in this short animation directed by the Rauch Brothers.

Watch She Was the One, another moving film from StoryCorps' 9/11 Series.

To watch more videos by StoryCorps, or to find out how you can create your own story, visit StoryCorps.org. You can also make a donation to support their 9/11 video series.

Thanks to Short of the Week for recommending the video.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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