7 Days in September
7 Days in September (2002)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2002
DVD Release Date: September 7, 2004
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A.O. Scott
New York Times

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.

Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly

Offers a fine counterpoint to the more fatuous and opportunistic takes on shared tragedy and collective grief.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

another strong argument for the importance and pervasiveness of digital video in a post-information age

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

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

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A reminder of the tremendous human spirit and generosity New Yorkers showed after their WTC was destroyed by terrorists.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide

The film not only stands as an important street-level document of that time, but makes a valuable contribution to the growing compilation of 9/11 storytelling.

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Megan Turner
New York Post

A worthwhile addition to the reams of footage of the day the earth stood still.

Arthur Lazere

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

Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

The tragedy and the many responses to it come alive here in a raw, immediate way that suffers no loss of impact for its aversion to melodrama.

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