Published on Jul 4, 2012
Director James Cameron returns to the site of the wreck of the RMS Titanic. With a team of history and marine experts and friend Bill Paxton, he embarks on an unscripted adventure back to the final grave where 1,517 people lost their lives in 1912. Using technology developed for this expedition, Cameron and his crew are able to explore virtually all of the wreckage, inside and out, as never before. This documentary was made for IMAX 3D Theatres and specially outfitted 35mm 3D theaters. Cameron and his team bring audiences to sights not seen since the sinking 91 years previously to the filming and explore why the vessel continues to intrigue and fascinate the public. While diving on September 11, 2001, the filming crew hears about the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Afterward, they all compare and reflect on the tragedy of 9/11 with the tragedy of the Titanic. Ironically, James Cameron had taken a plaque down with him to be laid on Titanic the morning of September 11th, 2001. When they returned next to the ship following the 9/11 attacks the plaque was laid on Titanic's stern. The plaque read "THE 1500 SOULS LOST HERE STILL SPEAK, REMINDING US THAT THE UNTHINKABLE CAN HAPPEN, BUT FOR OUR VIGILANCE, HUMILITY AND COMPASSION."