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Saturday, September 2, 2023

9/11: 22 YEARS ON

Every Sunday night in September the HISTORY Channel Africa (DStv 186) will unpack the September 11 attacks, from the conspiracy theories that emerged, to the real-life stories of loss and the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Tune in every Sunday from 20h15 onwards for these gripping doccies: 

The 9/11 Conspiracies: Fact or Fiction

Sunday September 3 at 20h15

This documentary examines the various conspiracy theories that attempt to explain the 9/11 attacks, from theories that the twin towers were brought down by a controlled demolition, to beliefs that a missile hit the Pentagon, to other theories that suggest the US government orchestrated the attacks to start a war in the Middle East. Each conspiracy argument is countered by engineering, intelligence and the military experts. 

9/11: Four Flights

Sunday September 10 at 20h15

Four flights - American 11, United 175, American 77, and United 93 - took off on the morning of September 11, 2001 unaware of the events that would follow. Through the powerful personal narratives from family and friends, this special tells the emotional human stories of those aboard each doomed jetliner. The two-hour documentary unravels surprising connections, strange coincidences and detrimental decisions. From final heart-wrenching phone calls, to harrowing yet heroic moments, viewers will hear about the bravery of passengers, crew and air traffic controllers who tried in vain to intercept the airliners. 

Rise and Fall:

The World Trade Center

Sunday September 17 at 20h15

Through a unique architectural and engineering lens, this special takes a look at the conception, construction and destruction of the World Trade Center towers. It recounts the inspiring, true story behind the individuals who dreamed, planned and built a symbol of American ambition. In this two-hour documentary, viewers will witness the execution of this innovative sky-high complex from early designs to overcoming technical challenges, to its heart-wrenching collapse. With the use of historical elements and graphics, expert interviews and courageous firsthand testimonies, the documentary reveals the wonders and vulnerabilities of these unforgettable buildings.


Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden

Sunday September 24 at 20h15

This documentary showcases the ten-year effort to find Osama bin Laden, the man responsible for the 9/11 attacks and the leader of the terrorist group al-Qaeda. Based on the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s unprecedented access to American intelligence and military personnel, the film recounts how President Barack Obama ordered a small group of Navy SEALs to raid a mysterious building in Pakistan, without ever being sure that bin Laden was there. Featuring interviews with President Obama, CIA Director Leon Panetta, mission commander Admiral William McRaven, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and, clandestine military planners, intelligence analysts, members of the assault force, and more.

Don't miss these gripping documentaries every Sunday evening on the HISTORY Channel Africa, on DStv 186.