As the nation marks the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, the legacy of the terror attacks and their aftermath continues to unfold, from insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
These films — selected from two decades of extensive FRONTLINE reporting, with many available to stream for the first time in years — probe that fateful day and its lasting impacts on America and the world.
Dan Reed ("Leaving Neverland") discusses his new FRONTLINE documentary, "In the Shadow of 9/11," the story of how seven Black men from Miami were accused of planning an Al Qaeda plot to blow up American buildings.
"If we don’t take a proper accounting of what we did in these past 20 years and what the impact has been, not just half a world away, but what the impact has been within our own borders, then we have fundamentally misunderstood the legacy of 9/11."
RAJIV CHANDRASEKARAN, Author, Imperial Life in the Emerald City
With the International Criminal Court authorizing an official investigation into Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody “war on drugs," these two documentaries and one podcast episode offer context.