Ground Zero’s Responders is a unique tribute which focuses on the men and women who began their work immediately following the collapses of the twin towers. The film covers the rescue and recovery efforts after the towers fell.
Serving in a dual role as a fire-fighter and documentarian, Lou Angeli worked with rescue teams filming their tedious work for 16 straight nights and days. His footage depicts the surreal sights and sounds of the disaster zone that had become off limits to news cameras and press. It’s a scene very few have seen because most of Angeli’s Ground Zero footage has never been released…until now.
Within minutes of the World Trade Centre collapse on 9/11/01, emergency personnel and volunteers from around the nation responded to New York’s call for help in what is considered by many as the greatest rescue mission ever undertaken on American soil.