Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Filmmaker Wants To Capture The True Men Of Steel In 9/11

ST. LOUIS (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – September 11 marks the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the event will, of course, be the subject of many tributes.

Although much of the focus has been on the firemen and the terrorists, one filmmaker has centered her attention on the ironworkers who helped lead the search and rescue missions and cleared out the debris from Ground Zero.

Filmmaker Rachel Maguire was inspired to film the documentary Metal of Honor after a police officer told her how he worked all day walking a beat and then did iron working at Ground Zero at night.

As she puts it, “They really led the rescue mission – you couldn’t move any steel or debris without them.”

Maguire interviewed eight ironworkers for the film and says what makes their story compelling is the fact that they didn’t normally have to deal with death.

Says Maguire: “Police and firefighters deal with that on a more regular basis but the ironworkers build buildings and aren’t categorized as emotional guys but they are struck souls.”

Metal of Honor premieres September 5 on Spike TV.

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