In the years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, a growing number of skeptics have come forward to challenge the official story of what occurred on that horrific day. On the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks, these witnesses and researchers gathered for a four-day conference hosted by Ryerson University in Toronto. There, they collectively delivered their strongest evidence of conspiracy to an international panel of judges. 9/11: Decade of Deception documents the highlights of this milestone event.
The ultimate purpose of the conference was to produce a rallying cry among the masses for a new and objective investigation into the events of that day. The panel, which consisted of an esteemed group of academics, would submit to the government an official re-investigation request based upon what they believed were the most convincing findings presented in several categories including structural engineering, physics, chemistry and world history.
Richard Gage, the founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, runs a televised side-by-side demonstration of the World Trade Center collapse and a controlled demolition, and expands upon the inconsistencies that he believes spark doubts upon the accepted story of the towers' demise. Others contribute additional confirmation of this theory, citing the existence of specific explosive elements hidden within the debris. Survivors and family members of the fallen provide emotionally raw accounts of the events which led them on their own personal crusades for truth.
On-camera interview subjects challenge the automatic dismissal of "conspiracy" as a concept. They point to other incidents throughout history - including Watergate and the lone gunmen theory in the assassination of President Kennedy - as key examples of widely held conspiratorial views.
The events of September 11 have left great wounds all over the world that remain unhealed. It brought forth the troublesome war in Iraq, and a seismic shift in the arena of public policy - from the enactment of the Patriot Act to the increased prominence of invasive surveillance to the slow erosion of certain civil liberties. The need for answers and closure permeates each of the presentations and testimonials featured in 9/11: Decade of Deception, and it's an instinct that is shared by even the most hardened conspiracy deniers.