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9/11 Movie to Include Footage of Star-Studded Benefit

Friday 22 July 2011 @ 16:21 - GMT

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Showtime will debut the  9/11 documentary The Love We Make.

The film, which was directed by Albert Maysles, will air on September 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

It  is about Paul McCartney's experiences in New York immediately after the tragedy and the planning and preparation of a benefit concert six weeks afterward.

McCartney was on a plane on the tarmac in New York on the morning of September 11 2001 which was grounded when hijacked planes were flown into the World Trade Center towers. The singer returned to the city and later helped to organise the Concert for New York City.

Shot in black and white, the film features footage of Paul rehearsing for the gig, clips of him talking with New Yorkers on the city streets and backstage film featuring the likes of Elton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Eric Clapton, and Governor George Pataki.

"There was so much suffering as a result of 9/11 it's hard to imagine how one might bring relief to those who were impacted by the attacks, and honor those firefighters, police officers and rescue workers who lost their lives in their heroic attempt to help others. But Paul had the answer: music and a film that would tell the full story," Maysles said.

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