Thursday, July 21, 2011

Showtime to air Paul's 9/11 doc on 9/10

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Paul McCartney is at the heart of a new documentary marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The Love We Make, by Gimme Shelter co-director Albert Maysles, follows the singer around New York in the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks. It will air in the US on 10 September.

"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," Maysles explained to the New York Times. "But Paul had the answer: music and a film that would tell the full story."

On the morning of 11 September 2001, McCartney was in a grounded airplane in New York. After hearing of the terrorist attacks the former Beatle returned to the city, visiting Ground Zero, talking to residents, and planning an October benefit show, the Concert for New York City. The Love We Make follows McCartney through these six weeks, including backstage footage featuring David Bowie, Mick Jagger and former US president Bill Clinton.

Some have raised questions about the project.

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