The Woman Who Wasn't There

Synopsis: A psychological suspense thriller about The World Trade Center Survivors' Network and their former President, Tania Head. After meeting Director Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr., Head commissioned a documentary based on her work with the Survivors' Network. Filming began and the world's most famous 9/11 survivor told her story with spellbinding intensity. There was only one problem: Tania Head was never in the Twin Towers and her epic story of grief was a complete fabrication.
Genre: Documentary
Production: Cinedigm
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.9
NOT RATED
Year:
2012
65 min
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[MUSIC]

TANIA HEAD:
Just before 8:30,

I got a phone call, and it was

Dave,

and he said that that he just

wanted to go

and get some coffee,

and he asked me if I wanted to

meet him,

and, um... I, I said that I was

just about to go into the,

into a meeting, and that I

couldn't, I couldn't do it,

and I said, "I love you and talk

to you later."

And that was the last time I, I

ever spoke to him.

[MUSIC]

TANIA HEAD:
It was amazing, and

you know,

it was that kind of crazy love

story where we would finish

each other's sentences...

[MUSIC]

TANIA HEAD:
We were so alike,

like but some people say

opposites attract,

but for me, it was different.

It was like he and I were almost

the same person.

[MUSIC]

TANIA HEAD:
Sometimes he was

explosive, but it was,

it was definitely a love story.

[MUSIC]

TANIA HEAD:
That day, I didn't

just lose Dave.

I lost myself.

[MUSIC]

[WIND]

[CROWD TALKING]

LORI:
How are you?

MALE VOICE #1:
I get hot when

they do this.

FEMALE VOICE #1:
We have like...

FEMALE VOICE #2 I don't know,

eight? Eight left?

TANIA HEAD:
It's the morning of

September 11th,

and we're all gonna go to the

official ceremony at the site,

and we hope to make it there by

the first moment of silence at

8:
46.

It's one of the hardest

experiences of my life

to go down that ramp every

anniversary,

but I do it for Dave because I,

I knew he,

he wants me to be there, but let

me show you something.

[Giggles & rustling paper]

Dave and I met outside the World

Trade Center

when he stole my cab.

So, every year when I go to the

site,

I bring a New York City cab with

me,

and I put it in the reflection

pool

so that he knows that I remember

that day.

[Bell chimes]

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

TANIA HEAD:
Some of my

co-workers had families,

they that had little kids, and

they died, and I didn't.

So, why?

Why? Why am I special? Why, why

was I spared?

Why didn't they make it? Why

was, why did I make it?

Was it God? Was it faith?

Was it because we have something

to do?

Was it because we were sheltered

by the elevator machinery?

It just makes you go crazy.

You go crazy asking yourself

why, why, why?

ELIA:
People kept saying how

blessed I was,

and I didn't feel blessed at

all.

I felt like it was a curse.

Survivor guilt made me feel

that,

made me actually go from the

question,

"Why did I survive?"

to "Why did I have to survive?"

GERRY BOGACZ:
I don't know how

to describe it.

It, it's sort of a pain in my,

in my, my, gut, you know,

and I remember actually doubling

over realizing,

"Oh, my God, those three people

were all on my side,

and I didn't get them out."

BRENDAN:
It's so hard to get

past being alive

when all these people aren't,

and I've had people say to me,

you know, "Oh, you're so lucky.

You got out of there. You must

feel great."

You don't.

[Massive fire sounds]

I woke up thinking about 9/11,

went to bed thinking about it,

dreamed about it, just couldn't

get out of it.

I mean, I just kept replaying

that day over and over

and over again.

Before I met Tania, I had talked

to, you know,

a couple of professional people,

and it really wasn't helping me.

I searched online,

and I joined the support group

that they had for survivors.

TANIA HEAD:
We started as an

online peer support group

where you could go into a Yahoo

group

and connect to other survivors

24 hours a day.

So, one day, you were having a

bad day,

and you would post it online,

and within 30 minutes,

you'd get 40 replies of people

saying,

"I know what you feel," you

know.

"It's okay to have those

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