Uncomfortable Truths shows as a part of DocuNation on Sunday March 5th at 115pm, on Monday March 7th at 445pm, and Wednesday March 9 at 5pm.
Although I tend towards Conspiracies as facts, I actually find most of the 9/11 Commission findings as convincing. The Warren Commission - All Lies, but 9/11 might have been a bit of an Inside Job, but not nearly enough to change the official narrative. I could go on and on about how, yes, Jet Fuel can produce fires hot enough to melt steel (or anything else, in fact) and how, yes, there was a breakdown in security that led to the hijackers gaining access to the planes. There are others (No, there were no missiles. No, Building 7 didn't come down because of a controlled explosion... well, probably not). Still, all these things are significant, especially to those who believe these 'truths'.
And that's where Uncomfortable Truths steps in.
You see, if you're looking into the Conspiracy Theories surrounding 9/11, go watch Loose Change (and follow it up with any of the rebuttal videos), but if you want to come to understand the people who DO buy into those theories, watch Uncomfortable Truths. Behind every conspiracy theory are people. Without someone to produce the theories, there is no seed, and without those who might buy into them, there is no impact of those theories. The passing of these theories is required to keep them alive, and the ways that happens determines the strength of a theory. The fact that there are people who go to Ground Zero every weekend means that there's a strong basis for recruitment.
It also means they have a WorldCon, drawing many many more people, and it happens on Sept. 11th every year.
The story is not about convincing you that September 11th was anything, but it's about those people for whom the Theory is Fact.They are not merely raving maniacs, though there is one of them featured in the short, but they seem fully convinced, fully settled into the knowledge that the world they believe in is the World as it really is. Whether or not it is doesn't actually effect the enjoyment of Uncomfortable Truths. In fact, you could easily replace 9/11 with The Kennedy Assassination, or Bret Hart's title loss in Montreal or the fact that people lose socks in their washing machines. What matters is the people who make it their mission to bring their truth out to the world. Their dedication, and in this short, we are shown that they are people, and pulling off that trick can sometimes be the most difficult effect of all.
We programmed this for a simple reason: it was a fine film, that looked into the movement and humanized the participants, and that alone made it worthwhile, but add to that the smart editing and shooting, and it all makes sense.
Klaus at Gunpoint
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