Answering The Call: Ground Zero's Volunteers

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A 9/11 documentary with no political agenda Â? no conspiracy theories Â? just candid talk and chilling images offered by emergency personnel and volunteers who served at Ground Zero.

Volunteers and rescue personnel who served during the World Trade Center disaster come forward to tell their stories in a new feature length documentary, entitled "Answering The Call." The digital film is being released this month for international distribution by Chesca Media Group LLC of Wilmington, Delaware.

"Answering The Call," is a documentary, which has been in the making for nearly 3 years. The program, produced for Chesca Media by Patricia Olesky and Bunny Dubin, is the untold story of life and death at Ground Zero. Through never before seen footage, filmed by former firefighter Lou Angeli, the viewer is transported behind the checkpoints into an emergency village that became home to thousands of volunteers and rescuers.

During the dozen or so interviews, that serve as the thread for the film, volunteer rescuers and support personnel explain what prompted them to respond to Ground Zero. "Had to be there to help" is the recurring theme, as volunteers from throughout the nation recall their tours of duty in lower Manhattan during the tragedy.

How has the 9/11 disaster affected volunteer responders and the way they operate? What are the lessons learned from 9/11/01? Their answers are candidly honest and sometimes startling.

"Answering The Call" is co-produced by Celia Stratton and Lisa DiNardo and lensed by Corey Armideo. The documentary is written by Lou Angeli and Lisa DiNardo with Bill Lewis serving as story editor. James Durham and Damien Stratton have developed the original score, which will be made available on CD.

Film distributors, programmers, agents and members of the press can request a demo screener of this new documentary by contacting Chesca Media Group at (302) 275-5914.

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