University at Buffalo Newspaper Covers Recent Loose Change 2 Screening
â€˜Loose Changeâ€™ tries to make sense of 9/11 - The Spectrum
In the five years since Sept. 11, both opponents and supporters of the War on Terror have produced countless conspiracy theories, and "Loose Change" picks up where neo-liberal Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" left off.
The UB Progressive Alliance sponsored a showing of the documentary on Friday afternoon at Knox Hall, and students gathered to screen the movie and then discuss points with film director Dylan Avery, producer Korey Rowe and Jason Bermas, the project's graphic director and webmaster.
Similar to Moore's controversial documentary, "Loose Change" challenges that important facts were ignored or not even presented to the public. Going one step further than Moore's film, though, "Loose Change" contends that the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were actually coordinated and carried out by members of the U.S. government.
"I see the truth coming out in a couple of years," said Jason Bermas, a "Loose Change" production assistant. "The issue won't invoke emotion from the people until they see the information. Then barriers will breakdown."
"I was impressed with the documentary," said Carlos Lizarraga, a junior nursing major. "The best part was the discussion. You got to see that it was real and not B.S."
Kristina Lucenko, a graduate English student, agreed and said the documentary made a number of valid points.
"I do not trust the Bush administration, and it's commonplace at this point that the federal government has not released to the public information about the attacks," Lucenko said.
She also said she believes the movie's suggestions because society places such a high value on being patriotic; speaking out against the US government's decisions are all too often frowned upon, and with that mindset permeating the media, "Loose Change" offered a fresh perspective.
"We are so afraid to express sentiments and ideas that are being constructed as 'un-American,'" Lucenko said. "We're living in a very conservative time, and I believe that we are being misled by our government."
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