The Cross and the Towers

DVD Release: May 30, 2006
The Cross and the Towers


September 11, 2001 is a date that will never be forgotten. On this day, ordinary men and women would face the unbelievable and experience what few ever dreamed or thought possible: a terrorist attack in the heart of New York city that claimed nearly three thousand lives and left a scene of incomprehensible destruction.

As rescue and recovery began, a select group of men and women would be forced to endure their worst nightmare: living and working inside Ground Zero. Day after day they worked to restore the broken city. As weeks turned into months, a feeling of desperation and despair overwhelmed the hearts and minds of these people.

Yet, in the midst of the devastation, an amazing discovery would bring hope when it was needed most. Some called it a mere phenomenon, but others saw it as miraculous. The media noted its appearance; newspaper and television reporters sought to see it for themselves.

Follow the lives of seven individuals whose lives were changed forever, not only by the horrific day of September 11, but by the stunning symbol of hope they found buried beneath the rubble of Ground Zero. Witness through firsthand accounts this stunning story of hope that has never before been told.

Dove Review

This documentary, which is the winner of the Audience Choice Award, touched me and moved me. After all, 9-11 is not too far in our distant past. This documentary chronicles the lives of seven fascinating people, who labored with love following our country’s severest crisis within our own borders. Meet chaplains, police officers and others who were heroes and inspired others to become involved. In the midst of the rubble and tragedy, learn what was found in a cavern of rubble which renewed many people’s hope and restored a faith in God.

The video does use actual footage from 9-11 and some re-enactments. There is some frank talk of the vast numbers of the dead. However, with the heroes spotlighted in this DVD, and the hope which shines in the midst of sorrow, Dove recommends this video for all ages, with an acknowledgment that it might be too intense for the very young. This record of our history, and the subsequent actions of American heroes, should be viewed and remembered by most, so long as they can handle the grief and memories of that fateful day. We award this documentary five doves, the highest level we can give.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Actual footage of the planes crashing into the World Trade Center and of the resulting tragedy.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Director: Jon and Andrew Erwin
Producer: Jon Erwin
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 53 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter