9/11 in the Academic Community

Interview with 9/11 in the Academic Community director

A Canadian filmmaker, AZ, joins James to discuss his award-winning 2013 documentary, 9/11 in the Academic Community: Academia’s Treatment of Critical Perspectives on 9/11. AZ also discuss his own experiences as a university student contributing to his creation of the film, as well as more recent projects addressing geopolitics and the “war on terror.”

9/11 in the Academic Community features interviews with several notable academics, including John McMurtry, Graeme MacQueen, Lynn Margulis, and Walter G. Pitman, to examine scholars’ critical perspectives on the events of September 11, 2001 and how these have been received in their respective academic fields. Contrary to the widely-held notion that academe is a bastion of free thought and inquiry, university faculty and administrators are often indifferent, if not hostile toward, colleagues that study or take public stances on controversial topics.

The Success of the "9/11 in the Academic Community" Documentary

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Canadian academic historian Michiel Horn has observed that as a rule, professors are milquetoasts. Here is documentary proof of Horn’s observation, on the subject of this century’s first great day of infamy. This film also documents exceptions to Horn’s rule: professors with guts enough to raise critical questions. Highly recommended, especially for provoking reasoned political discussion and debate.

Kenneth Westhues, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology and Legal Studies, University of Waterloo
Member, Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship

People can benefit from learning about the event which clearly changed not only American consciousness,
but that of the whole world. I believe this documentary should be shown as widely as possible.

Paul Almond, Officer of the Order of Canada
Award Winning Former Director of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts


Film Director on 9/11 Discourse in the Academic Community

Radio Interview: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/73991

Summary: Cheryl interviews AZ, the producer and director of the film "9/11 in the Academic Community". This provocative film explores the consequences of discussing the evidence of 9/11 and how it's a taboo subject on university campuses.
This film may open the way for a more open discourse on the subject of 9/11 and the overwhelming body of research that contradicts the official narrative. The film will be shown at the Univ. of Hartford in the Auerbach Auditorium, in Hillyer Hall at 7:00 PM on Jan. 29, 2014. It's free and a discuss will follow the film.

Direct Link: http://www.radio4all.net/files/cheryl@ct911truth.org/4212-1-ADNAN_INTERVIEW.mp3


New Award-Winning Documentary Exposes Taboo, Challenges Intellectuals to Face Discomforting 9/11 Facts

Film Review: 9/11 in the Academic Community

The exciting new documentary whose upcoming release we announced in a September 8 article is now here. 9/11 in the Academic Community was released for purchase on October 8, after having won an award for “Documentary Achievement” at the University of Toronto Film Festival earlier this year. At a manageable running time of 75 minutes, with a title designed to appeal to its target audience, and by avoiding hot-button phrases such as “9/11 Truth,” the film has an excellent chance of slipping out of the conspiracy theorist jacket and making inroads into the American and Canadian intellectual communities.

This is certainly a film that needed to be made. With few exceptions, there has been a deafening silence in the classrooms of North American campuses regarding many obvious and undeniable facts that undermine the official account of 9/11. If the faculty and students at institutions of higher learning cannot question and even contradict what we have been told by media and government about the “crime of the century” without being called “conspiracy theorists,” then what has become of the academic community? Those who wrote the U.S. Constitution and defeated the British Empire’s dominion over the American colonies well understood that the spirit of free inquiry and an understanding of history were key to a properly functioning democratic republic. Even with those freedoms and values, Benjamin Franklin famously predicted that it would be difficult for us to “keep it.” Nothing less is at stake with regard to the issues covered in this film.

9/11 in the Academic Community is more watchable than most “9/11 truth” films. One of its biggest strengths is that all of its speakers express criticisms of the way that the 9/11 account was advanced and how it’s been treated in the 12 years since then – mostly without sounding angry.

"9/11 and Academia" - A Review

This documentary 9/11 in the Academic Community by the producer and filmmaker AZ was bestowed with the “Documentary Achievement Award” at the University of Toronto Film Festival. The documentary focuses on the surprising reluctance of the academic community to examine the events of September 11, 2001. Virtually the entire academic community adopted immediately and uncritically the official narrative about these events. Academics did not ask some of the most elementary questions: What happened on that day? Who planned and executed this complex operation? And who benefited from it?

Professor David A. Johnson's Recommendation of "9/11 in the Academic Community" Documentary

Adnan Zuberi of Toronto has produced an important and disturbing film that should be shown at universities and colleges throughout the United States, and internationally. The film makes a persuasive argument that the events of 9/11 and the official explanations of what happened on that fateful day have not been adequately examined by the academic community. Indeed, there has been a closing of the scholarly mind on the topic, despite overwhelming evidence that the official story offered by the 9/11 Commission is flawed, incomplete and erroneous. Indeed, even the two chairs of the Commission have stated that the Commission was "set up to fail."

Now Available: 9/11 in the Academic Community (Documentary)

Now Available for Purchase
October 8, 2013


9/11 in the Academic Community, awarded for "Documentary Achievement" at the University of Toronto Film Festival, is now available for purchase through its website:

It is a unique film that documents academia's treatment of critical perspectives on 9/11 by exploring the taboo that shields the American government's narrative from scholarly examination. Through a powerful reflection on intellectual courage and the purpose of academia, the film aims at changing intellectual discourse on 9/11 and the War on Terror.

Please inform your friends about this documentary's release.

Adnan Zuberi
Director & Producer

9/11 in the Academic Community - Docurmentary Screening @ University of Waterloo

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Come out to the screening of the Award Winning Documentary 9/11 in the Academic Community. Following the screening, there will be a discussion with UW Alumnus Adnan Zuberi, Director & Producer of the Documentary, and Professor Graeme MacQueen, Former Director and Founder of McMaster University's Centre for Peace Studies.

Arts Lecture Hall, Room 105
University of Waterloo
Friday, October 18, 2013 | 7 PM
Admission: Free
Event Website: www.uwaterloo911.wordpress.com
Documentary website: www.911inAcademia.com

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Upcoming screenings: 9/11 in the Academic Community (documentary)

Please inform your friends of the upcoming screenings of the documentary 9/11 in the Academic Community .

Sept. 25, 2013 - Univeristy of Western Ontario
9/11 and Critical Thinking: Where is Academia?
An Evening with Adnan Zuberi, Director of 9/11 in the Academic Community ,
and Dr. David MacGregor, Professor and Former Chair of Sociology at UWO.
Vitali Student Lounge, King's University College
266 Epworth Ave. | 7 pm.
Co-sponsored by Kings University College Centre for Social Concern.
Admission: Free

Sept. 28, 2013 - University of Toronto
9/11 and the Fictions of the National Security State
An Evening with Professors Graeme MacQueen and Michael Keefer
Sidney Smith Hall 2117 | 7 pm.
Website: www.uwaterloo911.wordpress.com
Admission: $8

October 18, 2013 - University of Waterloo
Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference
4:00 to 5:20 pm (link: http://www.peacejusticestudies.org/conference/sessions.php?con=C.13)
Admission: Ranges from $145 to $185 depending on PJSA membership status.

October 18, 2013 - University of Waterloo
9/11 in the Academic Community