Thursday 24 August 2017

Paul McCartney makes 9/11 documentary

Paul McCartney's documentary about September 11 attacks to broadcast on eve of 10th anniversary of attack on New York.

A documentary about Paul McCartney's experiences in New York immediately after the September 11 attacks on the city is to get its debut the day before the 10th anniversary of 9/11



The documentary, called The Love We Make, chronicles the personal journey through a devastated New York in 2001, and the planning and preparation of a benefit concert six weeks afterward.



McCartney was on a plane on the tarmac in New York on the morning of September 11 2001 which was grounded when hijacked planes were flown into the World Trade Center towers. McCartney returned to the city and later helped to organise the "Concert for New York City."



Shot in black and white, the film features footage of McCartney rehearsing for the concert, clips of him talking with New Yorkers on the city streets and backstage film featuring David Bowie, Mick Jagger, former President Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steve Buscemi, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Harrison Ford, Mick Jagger, Jay Z, Billy Joel, Elton John, Stella McCartney, Governor George Pataki and Keith Richards.



"There was so much suffering as a result of 9/11 it's hard to imagine how one might bring relief to those who were impacted by the attacks, and honor those firefighters, police officers and rescue workers who lost their lives in their heroic attempt to help others. But Paul had the answer: music and a film that would tell the full story," the documentary's director Albert Maysles said.



A documentary about Paul McCartney's experiences in New York immediately after the September 11 attacks on the city is to get its debut the day before the 10th anniversary of 9/11



The documentary, called The Love We Make, chronicles the personal journey through a devastated New York in 2001, and the planning and preparation of a benefit concert six weeks afterward.



McCartney was on a plane on the tarmac in New York on the morning of September 11 2001 which was grounded when hijacked planes were flown into the World Trade Center towers. McCartney returned to the city and later helped to organise the "Concert for New York City."



Shot in black and white, the film features footage of McCartney rehearsing for the concert, clips of him talking with New Yorkers on the city streets and backstage film featuring David Bowie, Mick Jagger, former President Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steve Buscemi, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Harrison Ford, Mick Jagger, Jay Z, Billy Joel, Elton John, Stella McCartney, Governor George Pataki and Keith Richards.



"There was so much suffering as a result of 9/11 it's hard to imagine how one might bring relief to those who were impacted by the attacks, and honor those firefighters, police officers and rescue workers who lost their lives in their heroic attempt to help others. But Paul had the answer: music and a film that would tell the full story," the documentary's director Albert Maysles said.



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