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MIPCOM Picks 2012: 9-11 – Voices from the Air

This hard-hitting special takes a new look at the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001, with audio excerpts of cellphone calls between passengers on the hijacked planes and their loved ones, and radio transmissions between the cockpits and air traffic controllers, forming the foundation of the program.
September 25, 2012

Partners: Darlow Smithson Productions Ltd; distributed by Endemol Worldwide Distribution

Length: 60 minutes

Aired: September 2012 (U.S.)

Rights available: All rights outside television rights in the U.S.

This hard-hitting special takes a new look at the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001, by listening – with audio excerpts of cellphone calls between passengers on the hijacked planes and their loved ones, and radio transmissions between the cockpits and air traffic controllers, forming the foundation of the program. Archival film, dramatic recreations and interviews with air traffic controllers, military personnel and relatives of the victims also provide insight to what occurred on that tragic, tumultuous day in the air above America.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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