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Photojournalist and filmmaker Andrea Booher was one of only two photographers allowed unlimited 24-hour access to Ground Zero in the days after the September 11th attacks. The two-hour A&E special Portraits from Ground Zero features the subjects of Booher’s harrowing photographs including a firefighter searching for the body of his lifelong friend; a teenage girl mourning her stepfather; a Franciscan friar ministering to the dead; and the future FDNY Chief of Department worrying about a potential building collapse. Booher uses the battered green notebook she carried at the Trade Center to track down the people in nearly a dozen of her most powerful pictures, and gets them to tell, for the first time, the riveting personal stories behind the photographs.

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Portraits from Ground Zero

Great photos, video and production.
Captures real emotions of featured people.

Moving tribute from one who was there...

Even though Andrea Booher was not in NYC on September 11, she recognized the historical nature of the events that were unfolding.

Thankfully, Rudy G. had the foresight to realize that unimpeded access to the pile could not be provided for all who represented themselves to be professionals, allowing only two recognized professionals complete and unimpeded access. This documentary is the 10-years-later result of the work of one of those photogs.

The story of the green book is told without undue and empty sentimentality. The documentary is well-told and not in too much detail. It's not perfect, but then, neither am I. I highly recommend this one, and especially for those who were, perhaps, too young at the time to fully appreciate the human toll after the cowardly acts.

Portraits from Ground Zero
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  • HD Version
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Released: Sep 10, 2011
  • CCin English

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