9/11: The Falling Man
‘The Falling Man’ has become one of the most iconic images of 9/11, and one of the most thought-provoking too. The image was shot at precisely 9:41:15 a.m on September 11th and it depicts an unidentified man in mid-air, falling from the North Tower. It is not known whether the man, who was one of those trapped on the upper floors of the tower, jumped to escape the fire, smoke, and general chaos around him, or whether he fell while attempting to find a route to safety. At least 200 people fell to death from the two towers on that fateful day, it is likely that most decided to end their own lives to avoid being burnt alive.
The disturbing nature of the image has served to make it probably the most powerful image of the 21st century so far, and much mystery surrounds the identifyn of the subject as a result. In the September 2003 issue of Esquire magazine ran an article entitled ‘The Falling Man’ which later served as the foundation for a documentary film by the same name (the one that you can watch above), in both the article and the film it suggests that the jumper may have been a man named Jonathan Briley.
The Falling Man is a 2006 documentary by Americans Henry Singer and Richard Numeroff, although it debuted on British television station Channel 4, it has since been shown in over 30 countries. It was first shown in America on the Discovery Times Channel in September 2007.
Running Time: 71 minutes
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