A new documentary short covering the tragic Washington, DC, Metro accident that occurred this summer is now being released. Using footage shot by area firefighter Vito Maggiolo, the 12-minute movie interviews emergency workers, passengers, and other officials that were involved in the worst Metro accident in United States history.
The documentary, which cost about $3,000 to produce will be used to help train emergency responders like EMS and firefighters. Filmmakers hope that the film will help first responders understand both the professional aspects and the personal aspects of responding to a disaster of this scope. The film captures the teamwork of the responders as well as the heartache that they felt while attending to the scene of the public transportation accident. The end of the film also serves as a memorial to the nine Metro crash victims.