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SCREENING: "9/11"

"9/11" 
Directed by Jules and Gédéon Naudet, 2002, 128 min, France/USA
7 PM - Screening

Please note that masks are mandatory and that proof of vaccination or recent negative test will be required to enter the French Embassy.

Marking the 20th anniversary of September 11, we pay tribute to the victims and honor the survivors of the terrorist attacks with the screening of the documentary "9/11" at the Maison Française, which presents a unique and moving account of the day that changed the modern world. 

The documentary "9/11" will be presented by the French filmmakers and brothers Jules and Gédéon Naudet and introduced by Aurélie Bonal, Deputy Chief of Mission at the French Embassy in the United States. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the directors.

On September 11, 2001, Jules and Gédéon Naudet are making a documentary about a New York firefighter. Instead, they found themselves instead documenting the attacks in Lower Manhattan. Right after the first plane crashed, Jules Naudet followed FDNY rescue crews into the burning North Tower of the World Trade Center. His brother Gédéon Naudet filmed back at the firehouse before making his way to Ground Zero. The video they captured would later become a documentary: "9/11".

"What started as a normal, beautiful, blue sky kind of a day spiraled into a day of death and chaos that would almost feel like it would never end."

- Filmmaker Gédéon Naudet.


Gédéon Naudet and Jules Naudet

French-born Gédéon Naudet and Jules Naudet are brothers and co-directors of the acclaimed documentaries 9/11 and Notre-Dame: Our Lady of Paris.

The Naudets shot, produced and directed the iconic documentary 9/11, which has been compared, for its historical significance, to the Zapruder film of JFK’s assassination. Airing on CBS, 9/11 was highly honored in television, receiving Emmy, Peabody and DuPont awards. The Naudets produced and directed for CBS In God’s Name, an intimate look at the lives of the world’s great religious leaders. The Naudets produced and directed The Presidents’ Gatekeepers for Discovery Channel, a riveting account of five decades of presidential history seen through the eyes of all twenty living White House chiefs of staff. Most recently, they produced and directed The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs, a documentary film airing on Showtime and CBS featuring all twelve living CIA directors.

This screening by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through a generous grant from TV5 Monde.

 

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