New film deepens 9/11 Truth effort

Still Seeking
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 13, 2012


More than 50 people turned out on Monday evening to see 9/11: Explosive Evidence — Experts Speak Out, the latest documentary from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth), the non-profit activist organization that claims Americans don't know the whole truth (or even half of it) about the World Trade Center collapses on September 11, 2001.

The screening, which took place at the Woodfords Club in Portland, was part of a 30-city tour that will take AE911Truth founder Richard Gage, a member of the American Institute of Architects, from coast to coast, preaching his uncomfortable gospel: we have been fed misinformation and lies about what really happened 11 years ago in New York City. Unfortunately for those who hope to spread this message beyond a core group of skeptics, Gage was mostly preaching to a choir.

Before the movie began, only a few attendees (the crowd comprised more men than women, and very few people who appeared to be under the age of 50) said they "weren't sure" about what happened. The vast majority indicated that they were already on board with the AE911Truth narrative.

The film features more than 40 technical experts (including high-rise architects, metallurgists, structural engineers, and physicists) making the case that the three skyscrapers that fell on 9/11 (the North and South towers, plus "WTC Building 7") were brought down by controlled demolition. It raises questions about the scientific integrity of several major reports about the events that day, including those issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the 9/11 Commission. It calls for a new, independent investigation that takes into account evidence that is inconsistent with widely accepted explanations.

Among those pieces of evidence:

• The buildings fell symmetrically and with uniform acceleration. suggesting that critical columns must have been removed in a steady pattern;

•Eyewitness accounts of explosions;

•The pulverization of huge amounts of concrete;

•Remnants of thermite and nanothermite — which can create the extremely high temperatures needed to melt steel and iron — in WTC dust samples;

•The lack of precedent — no skyscraper before or since has ever collapsed due to fire.

Neither the 95-minute movie nor AE911Truth offers a hypothesis about why three buildings would have been demolished, or who orchestrated such a demolition.

The great challenge for the so-called truth movement isn't to answer those questions. It is to get more people on board. To be perceived as more than nut-jobs. To be taken seriously. In 9/11: Explosive Evidence, several psychologists and trauma counselors are interviewed about the cognitive barriers erected around 9/11.

"One of the biggest challenges we face is reaching and engaging with those who continue to take the US government's fairy tale at face value, despite the overwhelming evidence that it is a complete fraud — the very people who could give this movement the momentum it requires are the ones who stay away in droves, consider it old news, are afraid to get involved," says local AE911Truth member Tony Taylor (see "Inside the 9/11 Truth Movement," by Deirdre Fulton, September 9, 2011), who helped coordinate Monday night's event. "It is most frustrating because now after more than 10 years, we have a powerful new film covering a mountain of scientific evidence . . . highlighting what is clearly the crime and the story of the century, and to have so few interested in seeing it for the first time — continues to be disappointing."

Watch the film yourself at

Related: A decade of turmoil, Connecting dots from 9/11, Inside the 9/11 Truth Movement, More more >
  Topics: This Just In , World Trade Center, 9/11, September 11,  More more >
| More

Most Popular
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE  |  July 24, 2014
    When three theater companies, all within a one-hour drive of Portland, choose to present the same Shakespeare play on overlapping dates, you have to wonder what about that particular show resonates with this particular moment.
  •   NUMBER CRUNCHERS  |  July 23, 2014
    Maybe instead of devoting still-more resources to food reviews, Maine’s leading news organizations should spend money on keeping better tabs on Augusta.
    Among last year’s 100 top-grossing films, women represented just 15 percent of protagonists, and less than one-third of total characters.
    Former Mainer Shanna McNair started The New Guard, an independent, multi-genre literary review, in order to exalt the writer, no matter if that writer was well-established or just starting out.
  •   NO TAR SANDS  |  July 10, 2014
    “People’s feelings are clear...they don’t want to be known as the tar sands capitol of the United States."

 See all articles by: DEIRDRE FULTON