The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and collapse of the World Trade Center claimed nearly 3,000 lives and left a scene of utter destruction in the heart of New York City, causing even the most devout Christians to pause and ask themselves, “Where is God in all this?” Two days into rescue efforts, workers found the answer beneath one of the Twin Towers: two intersecting beams that formed a cross. The location, christened “God’s house,” became a sanctuary in the midst of sorrow.
The Cross and the Towers documents the story of seven people who found solace in that stunning symbol of hope and asks the question, “In the middle of your worst nightmare, where do you find hope?” Combining actual footage from 9/11 with realistic reenactments, this documentary gives viewers an unapologetic glimpse of Ground Zero and the people closest to it. The film received five Doves from The Dove Foundation and the Family-Approved Seal for ages 12 and over. Due to its frank content, The Cross and the Towers may not be appropriate for younger viewers. Older audiences will appreciate this moving portrait of a day Americans will never forget.