Short Attention Span Cinema: “Remembering September 11th” from StoryCorps

Friday, September 10 - Thursday, October 21, 2021

The first certified fatality of the September 11th attacks. An airline professional working the ticketing desk on September 11, 2001. A father who lost two sons in the same tragedy. The lasting love of people lost.

In recognition of the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, StoryCorps has put together a few stories from our September 11th Initiative, created in partnership with The National September 11 Memorial & Museum. These stories are told by survivors and those who lost loved ones on that day and in the events to follow. Their words illustrate the innumerable personal costs of this national tragedy. We hope that this collection offers a space for reflection and remembrance.

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. Visit to learn more, record your own story at and watch more StoryCorps videos at


FRI SEP 10 – THU SEP 16:  September 12th (by StoryCorps, directed by Richard O’Connor, 3m) | A man reflects on feeling responsible for the September 11 attacks. 

FRI SEP 17 – THU SEP 23: John and Joe (by StoryCorps, directed by The Rauch Brothers, 4m) | Losing two sons in one tragedy. 

FRI SEP 24 – THU SEP 30: She Was The One (by StoryCorps, directed by The Rauch Brothers, 2.5m) | When Richie Pecorella met Karen Juday, she captured his heart and changed his life.

FRI OCT 1 – THU OCT 7: Always a Family (by StoryCorps, directed by The Rauch Brothers, 3.5m) | A phone call from inside the World Trade Center, saying goodbye.

FRI OCT 8 – THU OCT 14: Beverly Eckert (by StoryCorps and Upworthy, directed by Richard O’Connor, 3m) | A widow recalls her husband’s last call.

FRI OCT 15 – THU OCT 21: Father Mychal’s Blessing (by StoryCorps, directed by Richard O’Connor, 4.5m) | Remembering the September 11 victim who died praying for others.