National Geographic has announced a new limited series that commemorates the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. “9/11: One Day In America” will air over four consecutive nights beginning Sunday, August 29th on National Geographic . Each episode will begin streaming on Hulu the next day.
You can check out a trailer for the series below:
“9/11: One Day in America is a 9/11 documentary series about the events of that day, produced in official partnership with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. The first episode, “First Response,” premiered on June 11th at the Tribeca Film Festival as an official selection. The series is also an official selection of AFI DOCS and Sheffield International Documentary Festival.
Developed and executive produced by Emmy Award-winning 72 Films (“Inside North Korea’s Dynasty”) and Emmy and Academy Award-winning executive producers Dan Lindsay and T.J.
To create the docuseries, the filmmakers sifted through nearly 1000 hours of archival footage, some of which had never been seen before, and logged 235 hours of interviews with 54 people.
“We all remember exactly where we were on Sept. 11, 2001. Amidst the tragedy, chaos and sadness, what we also remember are the incredible feats of heroism, selflessness and humanity on display that day,” said Courteney Monroe, president, National Geographic Content. “With this series, we aim to immortalize these stories and continue National Geographic’s legacy of authentic, powerful storytelling that provides deeper meaning around important historical events.”
“Our hope with this series was to bring to the forefront the true human experience of 9/11 in a way that would honor both the victims and the survivors of the attacks that day – a series that forgoes the geopolitical implications and instead focuses on the experience of the people that were there,” said executive producers Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin. “National Geographic offers unparalleled access in its documentary storytelling, and we couldn’t be more humbled than to partner with our friends at 72 Films, Nat Geo and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum for this project.”
“With such deep access to footage and first-hand stories from those who bravely sat down with us to share their experiences, the series offers hope that through immense difficulty, we can rise above when we work together,” added David Glover, executive producer and co-founder of 72 Films.