Report on the 4th Annual 9/11 Film Festival,
a Benefit for the Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance
(See photos and report
4th Annual 9/11 Film Festival at the Grand Lake Theater a Great Success!"
Thursday, September 11, 2008,
Grand Lake Theater, Oakland
Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland
Hosted by Bonnie Faulkner of Guns and Butter with guest speakers-
Dan Hamburg, Peter Dale Scott, Richard Gage, Ken Jenkins, Mickey Huff, Craig Bartmer, and Carol Brouillet.
Afternoon Program2:53 pm - 9/11 Press for Truth - Highlights- 15 minutes - Original film produced by Ray Nowosielski, Kyle Hence, Rory O'Connor, Ken Ellis. Highlights edited by Ken Jenkins and Carol Brouillet
Noon - Welcome - by Carol Brouillet and Ken Jenkins, producer of 9/11 and Nationalist FaithEvening Program
12:05 pm - Bay Area Premiere of 9/11 and Nationalist Faith - 63 minutes- Featuring David Ray Griffin
1:08 pm - "Deconstructing Deceit: 9/11, the Media, and Myth Information" Mickey Huff - 10 minutes
1:18 pm - Bay Area Premiere of Able Danger - 83 minutes- Film Noir (fiction) Main character based on 9/11 Truth Activist/Author Sander Hicks
2:43 pm - "Film, Art, Truth, Fiction- Gauging Audience Impact" Carol Brouillet - 10 minutes
2:53 pm - Highlights from 9/11 Press for Truth 15 minutes
3:08 pm - Bay Area Premiere of In Their Own Words - 1 hour 53 minutes
5:03 pm - "Calling for a New Investigation" - Craig Bartmer - 10 minutes
5:13 pm - Bay Area Premiere of 9/11 False Flag - 1 Hour 12 minutes- A great German documentary, mostly in German with subtitles
6:27 pm - Bernie Rauch performing his songs." 10 minutesActual Program Noon - Welcome - by Carol Brouillet (Bonnie Faulkner was late.) Ken Jenkins was setting up equipment and able to actually introduce the film he produced (and we kept on schedule!!!)
6:37 pm - Bonnie Faulkner of KPFA's- Guns and Butter 6 minutes
6:43 pm - Speaker- "2 Planes in: 3 Buildings Down - Architects & Engineers aren't buying it!" - Richard Gage 23 minutes
7:06 pm - Speakers- "9/11, Continuity of Government" - Dan Hamburg 23 minutes
7:29 pm - Speakers- "9/11, Continuity of Government" - Peter Dale Scott 23 minutes
7:52 pm - Bay Area Premiere of Zero- An Investigation into 9/11 - 1 hr 45 min- The Italian Documentary shown at the EU Parliament
9:37 pm - Speaker- "Seeing through Psychological Warfare- Where do we go from here, locally, nationally, internationally?" - Ken Jenkins 23 minutes
10:00 pm - Live songs performed by Jo and Mo and medley of inspiring shorts 9/11 Truth music videos
Premiere Screening of 9/11 and Nationalist Faith
Bay Area Premiere of 9/11 and Nationalist Faith - 63 minutes- Featuring David Ray Griffin. Produced by Ken Jenkins and 911tv.org
David Ray Griffin is professor of philosophy of religion and theology, emeritus, at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California, where he remains a co-director of the Center for Process Studies. His 30 books include The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 (2004), The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions (2005), The American Empire and the Commonwealth of God: A Political, Economic, Religious Statement (2006 with John B. Cobb, Richard A. Falk, and Catherine Keller), Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action (2006), and 9/11 and American Empire- Intellectuals Speak Out (2006, with Peter Dale Scott). Debunking 9/11 Debunking (2007). His book 9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press is a gentle overview of the glaring problems within the official story. He did speak in the European Parliament on February 28th. He is one of the clearest voices challenging the official narrative of 9/11 and its defenders within the media.
David Ray Griffin has given some outstanding talks on the subject of 9/11 to diverse audiences, many of which have been filmed and shown on television and in theaters including 9/11 and the American Empire: How Should Religious People Respond?, 9/11: Let's Get Empirical, 9/11 & American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, 9/11 The Myth and the Reality (Produced by Ken Jenkins and distributed by 911tv.org).
How Faith Can Be Illuminating or Blinding
This newest release from David Ray Griffin goes beyond the evidence to address the question: Why won’t many people seriously consider or even look at the evidence revealing that the official story of 9/11 must be false?
Anyone who has been working for 9/11 truth for any length of time knows that the psychological resistance to looking at the evidence is strong in many people. They refuse to look; they deny even the possibility that the official story is a hoax. While there are many reasons for such resistance and denial, Griffin focuses on one of the most common problems – a blind faith many have about this country, that the US is a basically good country that does only good things, or at least mostly good things.
The idea that 9/11 could be an inside job runs so directly counter to such faith, that such an idea is “off the table” – not even worth considering. Griffin make a clear case for this phenomenon, and uses his own experience as an author of 9/11 truth books to show how such blind faith plays out.
It’s time to look beyond the evidence to the core of the problem we face.
"Deconstructing Deceit: 9/11, the Media, and Myth Information" Mickey Huff
Mickey Huff is an Assistant Professor of History, Diablo Valley College; Adjunct Lecturer in Sociology, Sonoma State University, teaching with Project Censored; Instructor of Critical Thinking and Media Studies, Berkeley City College. Citizen and healthy skeptic. Activist, Musician, Dad. Maintains Ministry of Mythinformation and involved with RetroPoll.org.
Bay Area Premiere Screening of Able Danger
Able Danger - 83 minutes- Produced by Paul Krik (Fiction- Warning this film contains sex and violence).
Able Danger is the story of Thomas Flynn, a Brooklyn 9/11 truther (played by Adam Nee), who falls into a noir pastiche when a mysterious Eastern European beauty (played by Elina Löwensohn) arrives at his bookstore-café (Vox Pop) with irrefutable proof of American secret intelligence involvement in the planning and execution of 9/11. When Thomas is implicated in the murder of his friend and employee, he’s forced to unravel her complex web of lies while attempting to fight his natural attraction to her. As it turns out, she possesses the Able Danger hard-drive, the smoking gun that proves the identities and methods of the real architects of 9/11, and Thomas is willing to risk everything to expose the truth. The film gets its title from the real secret government program of the same name that destroyed 2.5 terabytes of data in March 2001, and the café featured is based on the very real Brooklyn café for radical readers, Vox Pop. Main character based on 9/11 Truth Activist/Author Sander Hicks. If you ever saw The Maltese Falcon- this film is of the same genre."Film, Art, Truth, Fiction- Gauging Audience Impact" Carol Brouillet
Trailer posted at- http://video.aol.com/video-detail/able-danger-trailer/3333695261
Main Film Website- www.abledangerthemovie.com
Producer's Blog- www.abledangerthemovie.com/blog
Carol Brouillet became an activist after viewing a film in 1992, and has been a "media activist" ever since. She also organized three conferences on Strategies to Transform the Global Economy, and (the first) marches on her Senators and Congresswoman in January 2002 to Demand a Congressional Investigation of 9-11. She publishes the Deception Dollars, and Co-Founded the 9-11 Truth Alliance, and the Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance . She organized premieres of films, educational events, marches, rallies for 9-11 Truth, the San Francisco International Inquiry into 9-11, and produced the film Behind Every Terrorist- There is a Bush. She is also a mother of three boys and held a weekly Listening Project in downtown Palo Alto from October 2001 to October 2007, now she holds it once a month on the 11th, in solidarity with other 9/11 Truth activists worldwide. She ran for Congress in 2006 on the Green Party ticket on a 9-11 Truth, Peace, Impeachment platform and will be on the ballot again in 2008. She hosts a weekly radio show entitled Questioning War- Organizing Resistance.
Highlights from 9/11 Press for Truth
"We felt the country was at risk from terrorists and from incompetence...and maybe worse."
— Lorie Van Auken, September 11th Widow
Out of the grieving thousands left behind on September 11th, a small group of activist families emerged to demand answers. In 9/11 Press For Truth, six of them (including three of the famous "Jersey Girls") told the powerful story of how they took on the powers in Washington—and won!—compelling an investigation, only to subsequently watch the 9/11 Commission fail in answering most of their questions.
The families eventually found an ally in Paul Thompson. Dissatisfied with the incomplete picture of September 11th presented in most news reports, Thompson became a citizen journalist of sorts. He stitched together thousands of rare overlooked news clips, buried stories, and government press conferences into a definitive Complete 9/11 Timeline (published by Harper Collins as The Terror Timeline). Press For Truth is adapted in part from his acclaimed work, which revealed to the families a very different picture of the road that led to the attacks and the resulting War on Terror, one that still today raises important and pressing questions.
9/11 Press For Truth premiered theatrically in September 2006 in New York City and at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland. With the help of Robert Greenwald's Brave New Theaters, it was rolled out for a limited release in over fifty cities across America as well as Canada, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Australia, and Japan.
The movie was immediately hailed by critics and enthusiastically embraced by a groundswell of concerned people worldwide who felt that the 9/11 Commission and the western news media had failed to account for many important issues. For these thousands, 9/11 Press For Truth was the rational, skeptical, mainstream motion picture examination of the events of September 11th they had been eagerly awaiting.
On the fifth anniversary of the attacks, 9/11 Press For Truth aired throughout the Middle East on the Al Jazeera television network. It was soon purchased by TV stations in Spain, Norway, Poland, and all of South America.
In February 2007, 9/11 Press For Truth received it's U.S. television debut on satellite channel LinkTV.
Bay Area Premiere In Their Own Words
- In Their Own Words: The Untold Stories of the 9/11 Families - 1 hour 53 minutes, produced by Ray Nowosielski, Kyle Hence, and Rory O'Connor
The official companion to 9/11 Press for Truth with interviews and news clips intended to go into the original movie."Calling for a New Investigation" Craig Bartmer
Craig Bartmer was born in NJ in 1971, and moved to NYC in 1992. He took the Police exam in 1993 while attending college. He was hired in 1995, and only left the Police department in 2001, retiring with a vested pension after the events of 9/11. His "retirement" was IMO forced on him, over of all things, a "residency" dispute. In spite of what he went through during and after 9/11 and after being diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis and severe PTSD, he still can not get the Department to change his pension to a disability pension. At 37 he is surviving on Social Security disability. It is for these reasons that he now considers himself a full time Activist for 9/11 Truth/Health issues. He is currently fight for a new INDEPENDENT Investigation of 9/11 by volunteering his time as Security and Computer consultant with the Cindy Sheehan for Congress 08 Campaign. He is fighting, and will fight till his last breath to speak out for truth, and to take back our government from corporate oligarchs. He read aloud Cindy Sheehan's letter: Reflections on 9-11.
Bay Area Premiere 9/11 False Flag
“The world has changed after September 11th. It’s changed because we’re no longer safe.”
These words were used by the George W. Bush, elected President of the United States in 2000, to dictate the political direction for the 21st Century.
Whereas Americans launch attacks relatively quickly, first on Afghanistan and later on Iraq, using falsified evidence, doubts about the official version of the events of September 11th grows. The speculations that surfaced on the internet directly after the attacks were considered to be just wild conspiracy theories until now. Yet the circumstantial evidence and even the substantial evidence itself paints a clear picture. The responsibility for the terrible attacks seems to lie not with Islamic Terrorists, but with several high-ranking members of the military, and the administration of the U.S. Government.
This documentary focuses on the inconsistencies in the official version of the events, as well as on the evidence which has been suppressed regarding September 11th. In addition, it answers the questions of why we still know nothing about it to this day, and why we are being deceived – also in European countries.
Bernard Rauch Playing his original compositions. Bernie is a great artist (His art is at 911bunker.blogspot.com) and a long-time member of our group. He also just celebrated his 70th birthday on September 10th 2008. (Vic Sadot's truck broke down in Wyoming and he couldn't make it to our event.)
Bonnie Faulkner host of Guns and Butter
a weekly one-hour public affairs program that airs on Pacifica's KPFA Radio in Berkeley, 94.1FM, every Wednesday at 1pm. Guns & Butter has been broadcast weekly since September 11, 2002. The program regularly analyzes the events of September 11, 2001 as a pretext for permanent war, the phony war on terror and the emergence of a militarized police state. Other programming has addressed such topics as economics, homelessness, Zionism and assassination.
She co-produced and co-hosted Guns & Butter on an occasional basis starting in October, 2001 while doing field reporting for the KPFA News Department, which she joined in April of 2001. Prior to joining KPFA, she was a contributing producer of Project Censored's monthly public affairs radio documentary, "For The Record". She was a land use activist in Venice, California for many years, challenging the City of Los Angeles' approval of commercial re-zoning and development in the coastal zone of Venice. She founded the North Venice Boulevard Neighborhood Association to fight the removal of residential housing and to protect coastal access. She graduated from the University of California at Irvine.
- Speaker- "2 Planes in: 3 Buildings Down - Architects & Engineers aren't buying it!" - Richard Gage
Richard Gage, AIA is the founding member of ae911Truth.org (Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth). He has been a practicing Architect for 20 years and has worked on most types of building construction including numerous fire-proofed steel-framed buildings. He is employed with a San Francisco Bay Area architecture firm and has most recently performed Construction Administration services for a new $120M High School campus including a $10M steel-framed Gymnasium. Currently he is working on the Design Development for a very large mixed use urban project with 1.2M sq.ft. of retail and 320K sq.ft. of mid-rise office space — altogether about 1,200 tons of steel framing.
He has gathered national and international attention with his compelling presentations, geared towards architects, that question the official explanation for the destruction of the World Trade Center buildings, and point out how each bears the features of controlled demolitions. Most recently NIST came out with an astounding Report contending that fires brought down WTC 7, Richard Gage, AIA has been at the forefront of challenging the NIST report.
Speaker- "9/11 and Continuity of Government"- Dan Hamburg
Dan Hamburg has been active in Northern California politics and community affairs for more than 25 years. After graduating from Stanford University in 1970, he moved to Mendocino County where he was a founding member of Mariposa School, now in its 30th year of operation.
In 1976, Dan was appointed to the Ukiah City Planning Commission where he served for four years. In 1980, he was elected to the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors. While on the Board, he helped draft the county's first legal and comprehensive General Plan and Coastal Plan.
In 1985, Dan and his family traveled to Guangdong Province, China, where they directed the Taishan China Study Program for six years. He was executive director of North Coast Opportunities (NCO), a community action agency serving Lake and Mendocino counties, from 1986 to 1989.
In 1992, Dan was elected to the US House of Representatives from the 1st district of California. While in Congress, he authored the Headwaters Forest Act, a bill that passed the House overwhelmingly. After losing a re-election bid in 1994, he was hired as a political consultant to the newly formed government of South Africa.
Returning to California in 1996, Dan was active in the presidential campaign of Ralph Nader and in the struggle to preserve the 60,000 acre Headwaters Forest Complex. Since 1997, he has served as executive director Voice of the Environment, a foundation dedicated to halting the transfer of public assets into private, mostly corporate, control. In 1998, he participated in the 113-day occupation of Ward Valley, California. This act of nonviolent civil disobedience was successful in stopping construction of a radioactive waste dump on land sacred to the Native American tribes of the lower Colorado River.
Dan has written articles for several magazines (including The Nation, Tikkun, Harper's, Sierra, etc.) and many newspapers (including the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Sacramento Bee, and the San Jose Mercury-News). He appeared frequently on the McNeil-Lehrer Newshour and CNN while a member of Congress, and has subsequently appeared on television and radio programs throughout California. From 1995-98, he hosted a bi-monthly public affairs radio program that dealt primarily with the need to shift the cultural and political perspectives. He is currently working on on producing television programs.
Dan holds a master's degree in philosophy and religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He has been a member of the Green Party of California since May of 1996. In 1998, he was the Green Party candidate for governor of California, polling over 100,000 votes. He now lives in the hills west of Ukiah. He has been married for 25 years and has four grown children and five granddaughters.
Peter Dale Scott, author of The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire and the Future of America (2007) and a revised updated version of The War Conspiracy, now entitled-The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11, and the Deep Politics of War (August 2008). He has also written Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina (2003), and edited with David Ray Griffin 9/11 and American Empire (2006)
Peter Dale Scott
His prose books include The War Conspiracy (1972), The Assassinations: Dallas and Beyond (in collaboration, 1976), Crime and Cover-Up: The CIA, the Mafia, and the Dallas-Watergate Connection (1977), The Iran-Contra Connection (in collaboration, 1987), Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America (in collaboration, 1991, 1998), Deep Politics and the Death of JFK (1993, 1996), Deep Politics Two (from JFKLancer, 1995), and Drugs Oil and War (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, March 2003)
His chief poetry books are the three volumes of his trilogy Seculum: Coming to Jakarta: A Poem About Terror (1989), Listening to the Candle: A Poem on Impulse (1992), and Minding the Darkness: A Poem for the Year 2000. In addition he has published Crossing Borders: Selected Shorter Poems (1994). In November 2002 he was awarded the Lannan Poetry Award.
An anti-war speaker during the Vietnam and Gulf Wars, he was a co-founder of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at UC Berkeley, and of the Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA).
His poetry has dealt with both his experience and his research, the latter of which has centered on U.S. covert operations, their impact on democracy at home and abroad, and their relations to the John F. Kennedy assassination and the global drug traffic. The poet-critic Robert Hass has written (Agni, 31/32, p. 335) that "Coming to Jakarta is the most important political poem to appear in the English language in a very long time." He was featured in Guerrilla News Networks short documentary The War Conspiracy and their more ambitious documentary Aftermath- Unanswered Questions from 9/11.
Peter Dale Scott's website is www.peterdalescott.net.
- Bay Area Premiere of Zero- An Investigation into 9/11- 1 hr 45 min-
Zero- An Investigation into 9/11
On Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 Europarlementarian Guilietto Chiesa invited his colleagues and the press to attend the screening and debate of the Italian-produced documentary named ‘ZERO, an investigation into the events of 9/11’. Object of the screening was to create political awareness of the faulty official investigation into the events by the 9/11 Commission. Besides Mr Chiesa, the panel consisted of Japanese parlementarian Fujita, Dr David Ray Griffin, film distributor Tim Sparke & the director and producers of the film.
ZERO: An Investigation into 9/11, has one central thesis - that the official version of the events surrounding the attacks on 9/11 can not be true. This brand new feature documentary from Italian production company Telemaco explores the latest scientific evidence and reveals dramatic new witness testimony, which directly conflicts with the US Government's account.Speaker- "Seeing through Psychological Warfare- Where do we go from here, locally, nationally, internationally?"- Ken Jenkins
Featuring presentations from intellectual heavy weights; Gore Vidal, and Noble Prize winner Dario Fo, the film challenges assumptions surrounding the attacks. In the words of the Italian daily newspaper, Il Corriere de da Sera, "What results is a sequence of contradictions, gaps, and omissions of stunning gravity."
The importance of this film can not be overstated. If its thesis is correct, the justification for going to war in Iraq is built on a series of outrageous lies.
Trailer at- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crexHTut23c
Pioneering 9/11 activist and video producer, Ken Jenkins has a degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, and has done extensive postgraduate study in psychology. He has worked as a video professional for over 30 years, including 7 years at Hewlett-Packard in their state-of-the-art broadcast video facility HPTV.
Ken awoke to 9/11 truth by November of 2001 and started presenting his PowerPoint and video productions on 9/11 truth in early 2002. He has since spoken at four international 9/11 conferences on the Psychological Aspects of 9/11 and participated in numerous other 9/11 events and radio programs. His first video release,“Perspective on 9/11” was originally made for the early live presentations. He has since produced dozens of 9/11 DVDs, including eight with leading 9/11 Truth author David Ray Griffin, including what he believes to be his best-“9/11 – The Myth and the Reality”
Music by "Mo and Jo" from Auditorials performed their 9/11 Song, and their Impeachment song.
Medley of inspiring shorts/9/11 Truth music videos...(I had trouble getting the technical help to show all the ones that I wanted to show. We actually showed these-
Gary Jules - Mad World
Brett Dennen - Ain't No Reason
(This one was not intended to go into the program and has nothing to do with 9/11, but it is a powerful, beautiful song about social issues intruding into everyday lives.)
The ones that I had realy hoped to show, but wasn't able to get on DVD were-
HeroesThe Third Stage
video by Dem Bruce Lee Styles
And the one I had hoped to include, but accidentally left at home with the marking pens, signs, Deception Dollars, was:
And my favorite 9/11 Truth song is- The Truth is Alive
(But this video doesn't do it justice!)
11:00 pm - Formal end of program.
Report on our September 6th, 2008, 7th Annual 9/11 Truth Rally and MarchRichard Gage, AIA spoke at the rally, marched with us on the march, and tabled beside us at the festival which drew over 50,000 people.
to the 10th Annual Power to the Peaceful Festival
We passed out information about 9/11, and our flyers about the 9/11 Film Festival to the receptive crowds.
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