Building one world trade center documentary by brothers
On the morning of September 11, the firehouse, under the direction of Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer , was called out on a reported "odor of gas" at Church and Lispenard Streets. Jules rode with Pfeifer to investigate, while Gedeon stayed behind at the firehouse with the "probie. As the Battalion 1 firefighters examine the supposed gas leak, American Airlines Flight 11 flew overhead. Turning the camera to follow the plane, Jules taped one of only three known recordings of the first plane hitting the North Tower Tower 1 of the World Trade Center, the others being a video shot by Pavel Hlava and a sequence of still frames taken by Wolfgang Staehle.
The firefighters, under the direction of Chief Pfeifer, were the first responders on the scene, and Jules was allowed to follow the chief during the attempted rescue operation. The film gives various firemen's accounts of the events of the remainder of the day - from the initial crash to the building's collapse to the attempts to rescue survivors from the rubble - as well as the aftermath of the events and those who were lost, including Chief Pfeifer's brother, Engine 33 Lieutenant Kevin Pfeifer.
The film was watched by The film aired in countries in alone. CBS re-aired the film, hosted again by De Niro, on September 10, , the night before the fifth anniversary of the attacks. However, this version contained updates from the principal members of the documentary as of The film was noted for its use of profanity , which in regular circumstances on American broadcast media would be subject to censorship by the broadcaster or the Federal Communications Commission.
At the time of its broadcast, the FCC took no action against the network for violating indecency rules because doing so would have a negative connotation and would be interpreted as sanitizing history. However, a recent ruling by a federal appeals court had successfully granted a "temporary halt"  to the FCC's enforcement of its indecency rules.
This allowed CBS and any affiliates to air the documentary without edits  and without fear of facing stiff fines. The aftershow was updated by the Naudet brothers, Hanlon and CBS News producer Susan Zirinsky to include new interviews and footage on the lives of those involved with the documentary ten years later.
DeNiro was to be joined by the Naudet brothers and James Hanlon, a former New York fireman-turned-film director who was also present that day. As with all previous broadcasts of the film, CBS aired repeated viewer discretion warnings before and during the broadcast. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. He then returned to the firehouse and filmed the returning firefighters' reactions to the attacks.
Meanwhile, Jules returned with Chief Pfeifer's group and had an emotional reunion with his brother. Their film was one of only two sources of video footage of Flight 11 striking the World Trade Center, the other being a video shot by Pavel Hlava an immigrant worker from the Czech Republic ; additionally, a series of web camera images from Wolfgang Staehle show the approach of Flight 11 and the after-impact.
The brothers' latest film project was a documentary entitled In God's Name , exploring current events through the thoughts of 12 spiritual leaders:. It was first broadcast in the United States on December 23, A companion book to the film, called In God's Name: The brothers, with Chris Whipple , produced and directed The Spymasters: It first aired on Showtime in the United States on November 28, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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