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The New Yorker

August 12, 2008
By Hendrik Hertzberg

YearlyKos has drawn a sizeable crowd, but it's almost lost in the humongous giganticness of McCormick Place, a vast, architecturally interesting (this is Chicago, after all) new convention center. A lot of things are going on at once, including a daylong film festival. I made sure to arrive in time to see "9/12: From Chaos to Community." I generally avoid 9/11-related movies because of the bummer factor ...


August 2, 2007
By Taylor Marsh

Reporting from YearlyKos, the film I just watched is just one view into the remarkable event taking place in Chicago over the next few days. "9/12" is the story taking people "From Chaos to Community," and is directed Susanna Styron, produced by Jackie Ochs. The screening of this film was made possible by YearlyKos and the continued support of filmmakers through Brave New Films.

Video Librarian

May 11, 2007
By P. Hall

A poignant and moving celebration of the human spirit and capacity for goodwill in the aftermath of catastrophe, this is highly recommended.

Video Librarian Best Documentaries List

December 27, 2007

Video Librarian magazine, which reviews more than 1,500 DVDs each year, picks the top 25 documentaries on DVD released during 2007.

Video Librarian 2007 Best Documentaries list, selected and compiled by Video Librarian staff, honors the best new documentaries reviewed in the magazine and online during 2007.

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September 11, 2007
By 912crew

AFTER 9/11 THE INTIMATE STORY, trailer for feature documentary "9/12: From Chaos to Community" has 2,389,828 record setting views on YouTube for a Documentary Movie Trailer as of July 18, 2021 and still counting.

Documenting 9/11: The Film 9/12

August 2, 2007
By Taylor Marsh

It's a journey of healing, but also of one very special flag. The flag that once flew down at Ground Zero. But the moments of 9/11 are not included. No one needs to relive it, said the filmmakers, Ms. Stryon having volunteered at Ground Zero herself. The people mixing together in the film are of all political stripes, most of whom would never have come together in any other circumstance. Explosions inevitable if the subject of politics came up. But 9/12 has nothing to do with politics.

Lower Hudson Online (LOHUD) The E-Team Blog

September 13, 2006
By Bob Heisler

The power of a movie

We talk a lot about how New York was changed by 9/11, about how many lives were turned inside out. This is the movie that shows it and lets us come out the other side into the sunshine.

The Journal News

October 2, 2006
By Kevin Canfield

"I volunteered off and on for about nine months," she said. "I started at the end of November of 2001." Later, she began attending reunions of the crew.

"The great thing was that they trusted me, because I was, in a way, one of them. They knew that I had had the same experiences that they had down there. I wasn't an outside person coming in trying to figure things out."

The result of her work, "9/12: From Chaos To Community," is a highly personal portrait of Styron's fellow volunteers, some of whom she'd worked with at Ground Zero, others whom she'd met after the fact.

Crooks and Liars

August 10, 2007
By Logan Murphy

Here are some of the REAL heroes of 9/11…

Watergate Summer

September 11, 2007
By enigma4ever

Found this beautiful video about how New Yorkers took care of other New Yorkers