September 11th will go down in history as the flashpoint event of this millennium. The United States, had been viciously attacked and the world looked on in horror and anticipation… What would happen next? It is 2011 and we know what followed… Operation Iraqi Freedom, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, Wiki Leaks, and Osama bin Laden’s death. But as we reflect on the 2001 attack, we have to look at what happened in the moment. 102 Minutes combines footage taken during and after the NY attack from “amateur citizen journalists”. This eyewitness point-of-view documentary from the History channel is riveting, informative, and horrifying. Through shifts in prospective and the lenses of numerous New Yorkers, we are privy to a visual tapestry of the city that day. It is life as it happened, unabridged and honest. Heroism, fear, confusion, and a shift in mindset are all present in this film. 102 Minutes is difficult to watch, but captures one of the most important moments in the modern U.S. history, from the prospective of its citizens.