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Monmouth County, 9/11, and Its Aftermath

After the attacks of September 11th, thousands of commuters remained stranded near ground zero in Manhattan. With the bridges and tunnels closed, SeaStreak commuter ferry became a lifeline, taxi'ing evacuees across the river into Monmouth County, New Jersey. And while commuters rode the ferry back to Jersey to get away from the devastation, first responders from Monmouth County would take the ride back to ground zero to assist in recovery efforts. These are the stories of the New Jersey heroes of 9/11.

  • Adam Worth
  • Adam Worth
  • Christine Giordano Hanlon
    Executive Producer
  • Melissa Ziobro
    In Partnership With
  • Linda Bricker
    In Partnership With
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    26 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Adam Worth

A New Jersey local, Adam Worth is a three time New York Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker, director, cinematographer, editor, and journalist. He's been nominated for 11 total NY Emmy awards in the categories of short form directing, cinematography, editing, video journalism, and societal activism. His work has been seen on MSNBC, CBS Sunday Morning, the Food Network, A&E, PBS, MTV, MLB, ESPN, and theaters worldwide.

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Director Statement

I’m thrilled to have been able to direct a film that tells the stories I’ve been hearing for the last 20 years as a local, about the Monmouth County heroes of 9/11. Not just the Seastreak ferry, who turned their commuter vessels into evacuee ships, but also, I hope, the stories of the 147 people from Monmouth County that were lost that day. The Monmouth County Clerk, Christine Hanlon, working with the Monmouth County Historical Association, wanted to preserve these stories for the historical record, in the form of a documentary film, and I’ve had the honor of directing it.