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New York reacts

8 minutes

How does a city process tragedy? Ordinary people’s first raw responses to 9/11

In the days after the attacks on the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001, the US producer and director Ray Farkas set out to record New Yorkers’ raw reactions to the tragedy by documenting, as unobtrusively as possible, candid conversations in restaurants and on streets throughout the city. The result, New York Reacts, is a revealing look at a people coming to terms with unfathomable loss and imminent change.

Director: Ray Farkas

Website: MediaStorm

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