where were you on 9/11

Where were you on 9/11?




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Video: Where were you on 9/11?




New York City, Woman: “It was very harrowing and haunting. And I remember being scared to fly and I think it just kind of riddled me with a lot of anxiety just being so young and not fully understanding the gravity of what happened. But still knowing that something super tragic happened.”

New York City, Man: “As a kid seeing that, it definitely impacted like the course of history. I was like wow this is crazy. And just growing up, growing in the U.S. being an avid traveler I see how things have been shaped.”

London, Woman: “It makes you feel vulnerable, doesn’t it? It makes you feel that you know you’re not untouchable. And no matter who you are or where you are, and a tragedy like that can happen.

Brussels, Woman: “I’ve become much more aware of things that that can go wrong, when taking the airplane for instance.”

Bogata, Woman: “It was frightening because you didn’t know if it was something that was happening locally or if it was a worldwide attack. And as a child you were afraid that it could happen near you, that you might be in some kind of danger.”

Tel Aviv, Woman: “I remember panic; everyone were panicked, scared. Everyone thought that America is big and protected — and boom.

Nairobi, Man: “Losing so many lives. As a superpower, to me, I always thought America is immune to such things. But since then, I think the global security perspective changed.”

Madrid, Man: “The whole world was terrified because you know that an attack of this magnitude doesn’t come out of nowhere.”

Cape Town, Woman: “It’s really instilled fear; the fact that if a very big nation like United States of America can be affected like that, what about us as a Third World country?”

Cape Town, Man: “It was obviously traumatic for me as a kid and then my mother just turned the TV off and takes me to my room.”

Madrid, Woman: “It had a big effect on an international level, especially on the wars that came afterwards the war against terrorism and so on. These attacks fundamentally changed the world.”

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January. This video was presented by a reporter. True or false? Were all the speakers American?

February. The woman from New York has probably traveled to Australia, France, Thailand, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Russia, Colombia and Egypt. What do you think?

March. Have the 9/11 attacks only affected New York City residents in the early 2000s?

April. After 9/11, did everyone feel relaxed and at ease?

May. Were people shocked and surprised about a terrorist attack? Was this the first time they had heard of a terror attack?

June. All these people knew about Al Qaida, Osama bin Laden, Afghanistan and George W. Bush. Is this right or wrong?

July. Was 9/11 a turning point in history? Was 9/11 a decisive moment in history?
August. Everyone born before 1994 knows exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news of the 11 September, 2001 attacks. Yes or no?

September. What was your reaction? How did you feel? Do you still relate to the events of 9/11?

October. Has 9/11 changed your life? Has it changed your city, region and country?

November. What might happen in the future?

December. How can people and governments move forward?

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