Newly restored footage of the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks is some of the most harrowing material of the event ever released.
Mark LaGanga worked as a Cameraman for CBS news and was on the ground in New York on the morning of September 11, 2011. His chilling video has just recently been restored into HD 60FPS footage that shares a devastating look at the immediate aftermath on the ground.
See the video at the end of the article
In the footage LaGanga traverses the streets of New York and his swaying, handheld camera offers a troubling first-person perspective.
As the video begins, dust and debris is shown quickly enveloping the streets as onlookers and emergency personnel flee the scene, search for shelter and attempt to understand how best to react. There are ad-hoc interviews conducted throughout the video and these snippets of conversation with a wide range of people underscore the confusion and disbelief that characterised the aftermath to the attack.
Most people are used to seeing footage of the attacks—which took the lives of 2,996 people—focusing around the towers themselves. This video goes one step further to capturing the extent of the damage and distress that was caused.
The footage is very visceral and may be distressing for some. It does, however, serve to remind us all why these events can never be forgotten. Although it is painful to remember, it is important.
The timing of the release of the footage supports this idea: the 17th anniversary of the attacks is just days away and the footage serves as a timely and vivid reminder that the wounds inflicted by the attacks still run deep.
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Source : Urbanleak