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

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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.

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

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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