9/11: The forgotten heroes of Ground Zero | DW Documentary

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Twenty years after 9/11, clean-up workers are fighting for recognition. Jorge Roldan is one of them. Twenty years on, there are still unsung heroes of 9/11. Many of the workers who cleared up after the attack on the World Trade Center were undocumented immigrants and their contributions remain unrecognized. Jorge Roldan hopes to change that. Jorge Roldan was one of the irregular immigrants who literally did the dirty work at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He searched for buried victims, hauled away rubble and cleared hazardous waste. Many of the workers on the site later suffered health problems, both physical and emotional, including post-traumatic stress disorder. Much of the debris was highly contaminated, and occupational safety measures were all but non-existent. Jorge Roldan is still suffering from the after-effects of his experiences at Ground Zero. Now a US citizen, he is fighting to help the others who also worked at the site of the attacks, but have yet to receive recognition and support. A report by Carolina Chimoy. ______ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch top documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to: ⮞ DW Documentary (English): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumentary ⮞ DW Documental (Spanish): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumental ⮞ DW Documentary (Arabic): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocarabia ⮞ DW Doku (German): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH1kA4LQsyjKeW0mPLOAdGQ ⮞ DW Documentary (Hindi): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC46ccgpPJK-3wLzzQrLGtSg For more visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Follow DW Documentary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Follow DW Documental on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwdocumental We kindly ask viewers to read and stick to the DW netiquette policy on our channel: https://p.dw.com/p/MF1G
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