This is really good news if you were to ask me! I can’t wait to see the film.
source: DNA India Sep 21, 2010
Over the past few years, budding filmmaker and self-proclaimed social activist, Xahid has been poring over 9/11 literature, news reports and TV clips in order to cull material for his documentary, 9/11 T-error: The Biggest Lie of the Century. Touted as India’s first e-film, the 75-minute documentary will only be released over the internet.
“The film raises uncomfortable questions and accuses the United States of engineering the terror attacks. We figured it would be easier to release it on a website and social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter,” said the 33-year-old, who plans to eventually take his documentary to cinema halls.
Xahid insists that 9/11 was “an inside job and was scripted like a big reality show”. The film has footage of US writers and politicians questioning the country’s role in the terror attacks and its aftermath. “Images of Osama bin Laden claiming responsibility for the attacks are blurry and some experts believe it’s not really him,” Xahid said.
“More than [2,7]00 innocent people were killed on 9/11 and thousands died in Afghanistan. Debates and facts presented by American experts suggest that the US attacked itself in order to get a reason to attack another country,” Xahid added, referring to US author David Ray Griffin who’s suggested that the attacks were a conspiracy involving some elements of the US government.
“Deception is one of the many faces of terror and the US has let thousands of innocents die in order to make its presence felt as a super power,” said the filmmaker.
He is hoping to get industry support in the form of celebrity endorsement and sponsors for the commercial release. “The film is in public interest and we would like to rope in actors and filmmakers to take the message forward through promotional activities,” he said.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who has come out in support of the documentary, agreed that films like this need support from all quarters. “There is a paucity of truth in the media today. Unfortunately, TV channels are peddling entertainment in the name of news,” he added.