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Fahrenheit 9/11

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
By Verus Ferreira

Fahrenheit 9/11
Rs. 499/-
Written, Produced and Directed by:
Michael Moore

This 11th September 2017, marked 16 years since the 9/11 terrorists attack on New York and Washington DC that killed almost 3000 people, injuring almost 6000 people. This film released five years ago is an eye opener and reveals facts you never knew, video footage you have never seen before and images that will shock you. Academy Award winning filmmaker Michael Moore opens a hornets’ nest, bringing up interesting points, questioning the US government on certain events, but mind you among all this, there have been claims that certain material shown in the film cannot be taken as gospel truth.

As a documentary – featurette, Moore brings out his opinion on the George W. Bush-Bin Laden link. This would be startling to the viewer, but it’s the truth. This connection between the two families is so close that after all airlines were grounded during the 9/11 attack, Bush ordered that members of the Bin Laden family (along with other Saudi nationals) be flown out of the country. This has also been reported in the media after the event.

The film also offers dramatic Iraq war footage, grieving relatives and theories about conspiracies that may link Bush to business deals as well as to major Arab investors in the US. We get to see the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, the site of a notorious prisoner abuse scandal with stories from prisoners and other detainees.
Moore spends a good amount of time in talking to soldiers fighting in Iraq, showing families who have lost sons, brothers, fathers and relatives to the war. The revelations are heart breaking. One of the most touching scenes of the film involves the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq who visits the White House to find some sort of closure to her mourning.

You would understand the story about 9/11 better after this film, a film that needs to be seen and discussed (even if you disagree with some or all of what is here).   

 — Verus Ferreira



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