In the week before the 10th anniversary of the events of 9/11, the hard work and dedication of the video team at Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth revealed itself. The long-awaited documentary film, “9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out”, premiered to viewing audiences across the country and around the world. AE911Truth Founder, Richard Gage, AIA, personally introduced the film and answered questions at several screenings including the world-wide premieres in Toronto and New York.
The idea for “Experts Speak Out” began when Gage and AE911Truth volunteers decided to make a film that would highlight more than 50 of the most credentialed petition signers to inform newcomers about the explosive 9/11 evidence.
Scores of volunteers spent innumerable hours traveling, interviewing, filming, and, finally editing down hundreds of hours of valuable footage.
| “ I heard comments like ‘to see people lying like that’ and ‘I see them now putting up a front’ in response to NIST’s false statements.” ”
A Pre-Release version of the documentary finally debuted during the first week of September, and made its way into the hands of supporters worldwide.
The first two major premieres of “Experts Speak Out”, in New York City and Toronto on September 7, were very well attended. Audience members were queried to offer important feedback to improve the film’s pace, focus, music and graphics.
“This feedback will result in a much more dynamic film,” Gage said. “For example, we have decided to cut the biographical information from the interviews and incorporate it into the bylines. We have also eliminated most of the repetition, overhauled the music, and added more than a hundred photos and videos – all the while shortening the film to almost 90 minutes!”
| Congressional Outreach Team leader Wayne Coste (third from right) joined with WeAreChange Connecticut activists to present the “Experts Speak Out” documentary at the Bromson Library in Waterbury, Connecticut
September 10 found Gage at Liberty Fest in NYC, where he made a short presentation to hundreds of people, describing how the Twin Towers and WTC 7 were brought down by controlled demolition. “This was a valuable chance get out the WTC evidence,” Gage explained, “because many in attendance were not familiar with AE911Truth.”
On the anniversary itself, Gage gave a half-hour presentation at How the World Changed After 9/11, and joined Webster Tarpley, Barbara Honneger, Mark Crispin Miller, and other 9/11 researchers in a panel discussion.
“It was the best presentation of the WTC skyscraper evidence that I’ve ever given,” Gage said afterward.
The scores of local screenings that occurred across the country also had a decisive impact. One of these viewings was organized by Matt Lombardo, yoga teacher at Jivamukti Yoga Center in New York and AE911Truth petition signer. Matt said the Center has a progressive history of activism and has often screened films with themes of compassion and truth.
| The packed audience at the New York ‘ESO’ Screening was greeted by Robert Griffin, one of the featured psychologists in the film who has an intimate understanding of the many psychological issues facing people when confronted with this evidence. He assisted Gage in answering some of the tougher questions.
Dozens of people attended Lombardo’s screening, and many were already familiar with the message. Some had actually traveled from out of town to view the film.
“People were moved, and some were so consumed by it for the next few days,” Lombardo said. “One student had heard about the 911 Truth movement from his brother but always denied it. He was so moved that the next day he ordered DVDs for his brother and other relatives. Some were amazed by the molten steel and NIST’s official denials of these reports. I heard comments like ‘to see people lying like that’ and ‘I see them now putting up a front’ in response to NIST’s false statements.”
Lombardo also described a silence that fell upon the audience after the film. He could feel the documentary’s impact on the crowd as they got up and left, stunned, without saying a word.
“The movie was so thorough,” Lombardo added. “The only thing to do was to go out and spread the word”.
Even though the premieres and presentations that highlighted the 10th anniversary were successes, these events are only the beginning. The updated version of “9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out” will be released in November, and still more events are being scheduled to bring the explosive 9/11 evidence to the public. You can help extend our reach by joining a volunteer team, becoming a sustaining supporter or starting an Action Group in your local area. With your continued support, the rising voices calling for an independent 9/11 investigation will be heard worldwide.