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How First Responders Felt After 9/11

Sep 12, 2016 | 831 videos
Video by Jonah Markowitz and Brandon Lavoie

It has been fifteen years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The short film Through The Dust features heartrending testimonies from first responders to the site of the attacks, and unpacks the lingering trauma. It’s difficult to find positivity in the memories of that day, but many somehow manage. “If you want to survive 9/11 and be okay physically and mentally, moving forward,” says Anthony Miranda, a former NYPD sergeant, “you have to hold on to that moment in time when we had the purest response and were all together as one.” The film was directed by Jonah Markowitz and Brandon Lavoie, with illustration and animation by Casey Drogin.

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