9/11: The Woman Who Wasn't There

9/11: The Woman Who Wasn't There

Tania Head

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Tania Head's 9/11 tale of escape from the south tower was brave and astounding, and the loss of her husband in the north tower was heart-breaking. Following the tragedy, she forged friendships with fellow survivors and her work resulted in her becoming president of the influential World Trade Center Survivors’ Network. However, Tania Head was not in the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001: she wasn't even in the country and her entire story was fabricated.

This documentary follows Tania's rise to national prominence, the unravelling of her story and the reactions from her closest colleagues.

Comments (28)

  • Ian Fantom

    over 1 year ago

    Ian Fantom

    Any lawyer would say "Follow the money". Perhaps she was a paid agent. From what we know now there was a massive cover-up on what really happened on 9/11; it wasn't as we were led to believe. Imagine if the survivors had started asking questions! Taking over a group in order to control and neutralise it is a well-known technique.

  • Mandy

    over 1 year ago

    Mandy

    I have just read the book. I was astounded that Tania Head could get away with her deception for fives years!. trully unbelievable what she was capable of. I am just wondering from reading the book and a comment her Mother had made, ie, "I told her not to do it" when she was confronted by one of the people who was a close friend of Tanias, whether Tania Head has an alter ego. This could perhaps explain the two vastly different personalities of the woman. Still it is still not exceptable and a real insult to the actual victims from 9/11.

  • Julie

    over 1 year ago

    Julie

    To Sue Jones, The Irony is that Tania had asked Angelo to make a documentary about the survivors network before the revelation. I hope that explains why. The ending is where Angelo happen to spot 'Tania' on his way home in NYC. I would recommend reading the book where Angelo and Robin are able to go into more detail.

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  • Philip Hubbard

    over 1 year ago

    Philip Hubbard

    The last part of the documentary was filmed to what I understand was by Angelo Guglielmo who co wrote the book 'The Woman Who Wasn't There: The True Story of an Incredible Deception' with Robin Gaby Fisher.

  • Sue Jones

    over 1 year ago

    Sue Jones

    Don't think I will watch this now that I have read the clip about it. Why would you want to do a programme about this women? I can't believe people would actually watch it either

  • Laura

    over 1 year ago

    Laura

    I think its disgusting what she did to all those people. She deserves no ones forgiveness or pity, and no apology or explanation I think will make up for her web of lies. People have to live with the horrors of that day, everyday, and you witness their pure emotion every anniversary and you could obviously see she had none (even though she wasn't there) I mean I wasn't there but everytime I watch something about it still gets to me the pure horror and sadness I feel for what all them people went through the ACTUAL people who survived, were injured and, saw those who had unfortunate not survived! She is just a horrible human being.

  • Deborah

    over 1 year ago

    Deborah

    This woman was no metal,sick or mad just evil.She fed of other peoples pain and suffering because she enjoyed it and wanted to be important.She must have been aware of pain she would eventually cause these people.Her total confidence in her actions displays a coldness to others that is beyond thnking about for most warm blooded people.Also her families past does not excuse or explain her actions.Lots of people have disturbed back grounds but dont feel the need to do things like this . Not one more minute of anyone time,energy or emotion should be spent on this creature but should be instead spent on those that were effected by 9/11 and thier way forward.

  • mandy

    over 1 year ago

    mandy

    I think the channel 4 documentary was more sympathetic to her. This one showed how she manipulated and played with peoples heads and emotions. Apparently someone received an email from spain saying she had killed herself in 1998, so I guess the clip at the end was to demonstrate that that was just another lie. It was filmed by someone who was making a documentary with her before she was exposed, he spotted her in the street on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and she refused to talk to him.

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  • AM

    over 1 year ago

    AM

    I'm guessing the ending was just a clip that someone took on their phone after spotting her in the street. I doubt that she would have been willing to do a follow-up story. It's horrific what she did - an insult to the memories of people who actually when through and died during similar experiences that she described.

  • Carole

    over 1 year ago

    Carole

    I cannot believe that Channel 5 are not going to show episode 2 of this series. How annoying. Anyone know where I can see it.

  • Linda

    over 1 year ago

    Linda

    I'm sorry, but I can't watch this. I've managed 10 minutes, but having the knowledge beforehand that this awful woman is making up all sorts of stories into bare-faced lies when there are thousands who actually ARE suffering, is too much.

  • Sophie L

    over 1 year ago

    Sophie L

    Pretty sure Ch4 have already done this Doc

  • Debbie

    over 1 year ago

    Debbie

    The ending was definitely wierd... who filmed her? What did she have to say...

  • Debbie

    over 1 year ago

    Debbie

    Okay the ending was kinda wierd...

  • Catrin Hughes

    over 1 year ago

    Catrin Hughes

    i think she deserves to say why she did it and why she carried on the lie.

  • Dave N.

    over 1 year ago

    Dave N.

    I don't understand the end bit. Will there be a follow up program about what she is doing now? I hope so.

  • g fish

    over 1 year ago

    g fish

    one more lie

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  • Confused

    over 1 year ago

    Confused

    I also don't get the bit at the end, so there was a sighting of her in 2011? But no commentary to say who filmed it, where it was, what happened etc, or even anything to corroborate that the footage was from 2011

  • micelle hyde

    over 1 year ago

    micelle hyde

    is it repeated on tv i missed it

  • Brittany

    over 1 year ago

    Brittany

    The fact that she preyed on people when they were going through the worst time of their lives is disgusting. What a terrible human being. I can't bring myself to feel sorry for her even though she obviously is a very disturbed person!

  • imbob9806

    over 1 year ago

    imbob9806

    sick is all i can say. How could she do that. hell is the place for her.

  • sandra

    over 1 year ago

    sandra

    I think what she did was disgusting and she should be ashamed of herself!!!

  • Sarah

    over 1 year ago

    Sarah

    What was the last bit about? They saw her on camera was that it?

  • Craig Charlton

    over 1 year ago

    Craig Charlton

    Was it a deception or was their some deeper rooted issue that made her do it

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