- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-Captioned, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: January 14, 2002
Journalists, psychiatrists and former FBI and CIA investigators contribute to this exclusive profile of the September 11th ringleader.
He was the quiet son of an Egyptian lawyer, a seemingly moderate Muslim with a middle-class background. So why did he end up at the controls of the first jetliner to hit the World Trade Center on September 11th?
It is said that thousands of Islamic extremists are ready to follow the example of Mohamed Atta. So it is crucial that we undersatnd the forces that motivated him to undertake his mission of terror. With the help of experts like William Gavin, a former FBI investigator, and psychiatrist Stuart Grassian, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTSTM plumbs the past of the world's most notorious hitchhiker. PORTRAIT OF A TERRORIST visits Egypt and Germany in search of insight, speaking with those who knew Atta, including his father, a former school friend, and the Chancellor of the university he attended in Hamburg. The program also features interviews with flight instructors at the centers where Atta trained for his mission.
Made with the help of The New York Times, PORTRAIT OF A TERRORIST is a chilling look at the mind and motivations of Mohamed Atta.