7 Days in September (2002)




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This documentary from director Steven Rosenbaum presents the experiences of a diverse group of regular Americans in the wake of the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001. Featuring footage from the area surrounding the World Trade Centers shot as early as 10:05 a.m. on the day of the tragedy, Seven Days in September looks at the way 9/11 changed the lives of a firefighter's wife, a Muslim-American woman, an 11-year-old boy, and many others.
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Critic Reviews for 7 Days in September

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

It recreates what those days felt like with excruciating precision: the wild panic, the moments of funereal calm, the spontaneous blossoming of solidarity and fellow feeling.

March 25, 2003
New York Times
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If ever there was a prime example of art bringing order out of chaos, it is Steven Rosenbaum's 7 Days in September.

March 25, 2003
Los Angeles Times
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A worthwhile addition to the reams of footage of the day the earth stood still.

March 22, 2003
New York Post
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Offers a fine counterpoint to the more fatuous and opportunistic takes on shared tragedy and collective grief.

Full Review… | March 22, 2003
L.A. Weekly
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A reminder of the tremendous human spirit and generosity New Yorkers showed after their WTC was destroyed by terrorists.

Full Review… | August 25, 2004
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

What distinguishes 'Seven Days in September' are the smaller scale moments that it captures, individual human elements within the broader sweep of events.

September 1, 2003

Audience Reviews for 7 Days in September

One of the best 9/11 documentaries I have seen yet. Any American can connect to this film. It illustrates the accounts of a dozen of New York citizens who happened to have a camera to capture the true spirit of 9/11 and afterwords. Listen to the critics on this one. They know what they are talking about. Out of all the documentaries surrounding the September 11 attacks, this is the only one that truly embodies all the emotion and spirit that went into coming together as one nation. 7 Days in September reminded me of how proud it feels to be American.

Mariel Hamer
Mariel Hamer

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