New York Diary

New York Diary presents one New Yorker’s personal take on September 11 and its aftermath. How was the immediate, unintelligible horror of the attacks digested and domesticated in the days and weeks that followed?

Harrowing images from the first thirty-six hours give way to the rituals of missing posters, makeshift memorials, to posing for pictures with policemen and buying t-shirts and other 9/11 memorabilia. The film asks disturbing questions about how the global electronic village assimilates and banalizes terror and mass murder.

New York Diary was broadcast on Thirteen/WNET.

New York Diary 2

Harrowing images from the first thirty-six hours give way to the rituals of missing posters, makeshift memorials and patriotic displays.

The unimaginable devastation of Ground Zero and the twenty-four hour a day removal of debris by truck and barge are juxtaposed with the get a snapshot, and take home a souvenir.

The film asks disturbing questions about how the global electronic village assimilates and banalizes terror and mass murder.

To view New Diary Part 1 click here.