Documentary Review: “Turning Point”


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Turning Point cover page on Netflix.

With the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th attacks and the rising conflict in Afghanistan, a few new documentary films and shows have been released about that day in history and its effect on the global community.

One particular series is “Turning Point” on Netflix. The show features five episodes that each break down what happened on 9/11 and how the U.S. military took up arms in the Middle East.

All of the episodes have interviews with many people who worked around the World Trade Center and in the U.S. Capitol on that day as well as many politicians of that time.

The series brings to light the idea that the conflict started with politicians wanting to “get even” with Al-Qaeda. Some interview footage from politicians were used to help the audience gain a perspective on what went on behind the scenes.

I believe it is, and God willing it will be.”

— Joe Biden

One interview used was from then-Senator Joe Biden. He was asked if this was going to become “a terrible war of terrorism.” The former Senator, now-President responded, “I believe it is, and God willing it will be.” Biden, along with many others, expressed agitation and anger towards Al-Qaeda, that they would be willing to retaliate.

With the use of these interviews, the audience can gain a perspective from civilians who worked in the twin towers to those who worked directly with then-President George H.W. Bush. These stories will help the audience gain a better understanding of what those people endured and how their lives have changed.

This historical documentary series is a must watch to help remember the fallen, the missing, and those who served on the frontlines during the tragic day of September 11, 2001.

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