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HBO cues “Portraits of Resilience” for 9/11

HBO is lining up a slate of programming to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, including Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience, a doc which promises to highlight "transcendent stories of courage, survival and remembrance."
August 30, 2011

HBO is lining up a slate of programming to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, including Beyond 9/11:┬áPortraits of Resilience, a doc which promises to highlight “transcendent stories of courage, survival and remembrance.”

The film will debut on September 11 at 8:46 a.m. EST – 10 years to the minute that the first plane hit World Trade Center One – and is a presentation in association with TIME Magazine.

In addition, HBO will screen encore presentations of a number of 9/11 titles, including Nine Innings from Ground Zero, a sports documentary looking at the 2001 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks, which took place a month after the attacks.

The documentary looks at how the game proved pivotal in helping the city return to a sense of normalcy and features interviews with players, fans, former mayor Rudolph Giuliani, President George W. Bush, and managers Joe Torre, Bobby Valentine and Bob Brenly. The doc premieres September 10 at 8 a.m. EST.

Elsewhere, the documentary In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01, promises a panoramic record of the events of that day, featuring Giuliani as guide.

Made with a personal collection of video and still photography shot by New York City residents, it follows the mayor and his staff “from their first realization of what had occurred, through smoke and fire, rescue and recovery, and despair and tears to a newfound strength that would emerge in the spirit of a new America.”

It airs on September 11 at 7:15 a.m. EST. Finally, Telling Nicholas looks at 9/11 through the eyes of seven-year-old Nicholas, whose mother, Michele, worked in the World Trade Center.

The film uses footage shot through apartment windows blocks from the World Trade Center, as well as interviews with Nicholas and his family, as they reluctantly come to terms with┬áMichele’s death and struggle to break the news to Nicholas.

It airs on September 11 at 10:30 a.m. EST on the HBO Signature channel.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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