New 9/11 documentary to air on History channel in SA goes inside the Twin Towers

Cape Town – History (DStv 186) is remembering the events of 11 September 2001 with a new two-hour documentary titled 9/11: Escape From the Towers.

The film will premiere on the channel on Tuesday, 11 September at 20:15 on DStv 186

9/11: Escape From the Towers provides a unique perspective on the tragic events through interwoven stories of survivors from two floors of the World Trade Centre, some closest to the impact zone. 

With never-before-told stories from occupants of the 81st floor in the North Tower and the 77th floor in the South Tower of the World Trade Centre, 9/11: Escape From the Towers provides an unsettling perspective of what it was like to be inside the buildings on that fatal day, as individuals came together as a group to make it to safety. 

The World Trade Centre towers each consisted of 110 floors and on 9/11 every floor faced a distinctive set of challenges. 


In this poignant documentary, survivors from one floor in each tower, most speaking publicly for the first time, share how they started the day as colleagues and ended it with their lives forever intertwined. 

Their experiences are recounted in astounding and visual detail which include two men who volunteered to carry a stranger down 68 perilous flights of stairs; a small group determined to get their pregnant co-worker to safety and others who fought through flames and falling debris just one floor below the impact zone.

9/11: Escape From the Towers delivers deeply personal recollections of how it truly felt to be inside the Twin Towers on 9/11 and how people came together for the good of others, while also remembering those they lost.

The documentary will be rebroadcast on Sunday, 16 September at 20:15. 

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