Critically Acclaimed 9/11 Documentary Introduced to World Buyers and Programmers in Santa Monica

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In light of the recent disaster in the Gulf states, the 9/11 commemorative film "Answering The Call" takes on even greater meaning.

"Answering The Call: Ground Zero's Volunteers," the first of several new 9/11 films commemorating the 5th anniversary of the World Trade Center disaster, is being introduced to World buyers and programmers at the annual American Film Market in Santa Monica, California.

The documentary is a straightforward, informative and moving account of the courageous and giving volunteers who responded to the Sept. 11 attacks.

Shot by former firefighter and filmmaker Lou Angeli, the film offers viewers a new perpective on the days following the 9/11 attacks, and into the thoughts and actions of rescue and recovery volunteers. Using Angeli's up-close footage, much of which has not been seen before, the film allows for new insight into the quick thinking and tireless efforts of thousands of everyday people who pitched in and worked hard for days, weeks and months.

The film is narrated by actress Kathleen Turner, who served as one of Ground Zero's volunteers. Her work included making sandwiches for rescue workers, stocking supplies at a local high school and making pleas for much needed supplies on several television networks.

"Answering The Call" has been previewed in several major US markets, including New York, Los Angeles and Detroit. But for many domestic and international buyers, the introduction at AFM will mark their first look at the film.

Director Lou Angeli, along with producers Patty Olesky and Bunny Dubin, are represented at the AFM by David Aion of Aion Films. The Aion Films staff is offering DVD screeners and tear sheets to buyers, as well as press, from the main AFM venue, the Loews Hotel, Suite 502.

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