Truther or: I Am Not a Conspiracy Theorist

Truther or: I Am Not a Conspiracy Theorist

2019, Conspiracy  -   18 Comments
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Perhaps no single event has set off more conspiracy mania than the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001. Truther or: I Am Not a Conspiracy Theorist explores this movement by profiling some of the central figures who have successfully spread their doubts and theories throughout the globe.

The film opens at Ground Zero, where conspiracy activists continue to preach their views to the masses to this day. "9/11 is a lie," says one truther who stands near the site. The camera witnesses several volatile confrontations truthers and deeply offended passersby.

The consensus behind the movement is that the government has shrouded the true events of that horrific day. They question every detail - from the terrorist's hijacking of airplanes to the aftermath of their impact onto the towers. Many truthers believe that the destruction was part of an "inside job" and likely involved the detonation of controlled explosions, particularly as it pertains to Building 7 which stood nearby the two World Trade Center towers.

The mania surrounding these theories were largely inspired and inflamed by the controversial 2005 documentary Loose Change. The film features a centerpiece interview with that film's director Eric Wong. He speaks of the formative experiences that shaped his world view. His struggling mother felt shafted by the government during the big bank housing scandal. His first notions of becoming a filmmaker were inspired by the anti-authoritarian cult hit Fight Club. He rejects the idea that he deals in damaging conspiracy.

The film also features conversations with members of Architects & Engineers of 9/11 Truth, a non-profit organization dedicated to challenging the accepted narrative of the attacks. The mainstream media is often the focus of their crusade.

As evidenced throughout the film, these truthers proclaim their observations are founded in science as they question the probability of melting steel or buildings in freefall.

The film is likely to anger many viewers who don't concur with the theory of a grand cover-up. Beyond the occasional detractor on the street, there are no dissenting viewpoints offered in the film. Instead, it takes a deep dive into the world of the truthers and allows their perspectives to dominate.

Directed by: Alexander Jorgensen

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Kris
1 year ago

9/11 was ANOTHER inside job... Obviously. Anyone with any other "view" is just poorly informed or in denial or dosent know anything at all about history or science. Science itself is corrupt today even. It's pathetic.

nile
1 year ago

i'm not saying there arent questions to be answered but that demolition thing is bollocks

nile
1 year ago

ffs are any of you in the demolition trade? the amount of work you need to do before you can even achieve a controlled demolition is stupid. its something you cant hide

Kirk
1 year ago

Had to stop watching when all the shouting started. That loss of control drives me crazy. Shouting solves nothing and retards progress.

me
2 years ago

waste of time.

Wow
2 years ago

These NUTS should be put in a looney bin. Get back on your medications.

angus
2 years ago

I love it when people are passionate and patriotic fed up with the official story and being lied to. Truth is.. its not the first time a false flag operation were set up to ignite the ignorance through mass media propaganda and fear mongering

Voluntaryist
2 years ago

"Many truthers believe...likely involved...controlled explosives." Ah, no, all truthers must accept the official propaganda or the only other possibility, a planned demolition. They must believe the rulers, or the structural engineers, follow the professional liars or think for themselves, accept modern myth or acknowledge reality, conform to consensus or not.

Buzz Knapp-fisher
2 years ago

We all need to do something about this Global Etonian patriarchalism power cartel world bank fueld with toxic burning of fossil fuel and war. We all face accelerated extinction­čîŹ Time for global non-profit leadership green our earth with love matriachal mother earth.

GunnarInLA
2 years ago

...no matter how you look at it, those events demonstrated the weakness and utter emptiness of the entire "American system"...(by definition, "conspiracy" was obviously part of it...)

Boomer
2 years ago

An honest enough look at where 9-11 Truth movement has fared over the years.