Just a couple of days out from the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 and you've already started to see what we can only expect will be full out patriotic pomp and circumstance the likes of which we might never have seen before. And deservedly so. The day changed all of our lives forever, and we should never forget what happened.
But exactly what did happen? We know planes crashed, buildings fell, and a lot of innocent people died in a horrific manner. But beyond that, things get cloudy. Who ultimately was responsible for what happened? Who knew about it? Were there other dark forces at work during 9/11, and if so, who and why? Unlike in pre-Internet days, conspiracy theories and theorists are not fringe entities anymore, as evidenced by the popularity of documentaries about 9/11 that have popped up in the last decade. Make the jumps to check out five of the best conspiracy documentaries about 9/11.
5. 9/11 False Flag
This German documentary brings a non-American perspective to the 9/11
conspiracy context and it's pretty creepy - and not just because they are
speaking in German, which we admit makes it all sound more sinister.
Watching them mock some of the evidence presented in the 9/11 Commission
Report (including the "evidence" left in one of the highjackers rental
car, the incompetence of NORAD, and the identify of the hijackers)
almost makes you want to believe the official version.
4. September 11: Evidence to the Contrary
This documentary starts with an eery Hollywood scene from a low budget movie featuring a plane heading for disaster straight into the World Trade Center. The rest focuses on the collapse of the buildings using aggregated content. Conspiracy theorists like
to repeat the claim that no building before or after 9/11 has been
brought down by fire. And although many rebuttals by engineers exists,
this documentary presents information on what caused the
collapse of the buildings.
From conspiracy filmmaker Alex Jones, this film puts the entire 9/11
conspiracy movement in context by highlighting other false flag operations
in history as well as delving into 9/11. It's also very long - over 2
2. Loose Change
Perhaps the best known of the 9/11 conspiracy films, the Loose Change
films (several editions have been released) are engaging, entertaining,
and disturbing. Large parts of it were also filled with bad information
(part of the reasons for the follow up editions), and spawned a bunch of
debunking films. Still, many of the fundamental questions asked have
still not been answered.
1. Fahrenheit 9/11
The only mainstream documentary on this list from famed filmmaker and
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noted gordito Michael Moore, Fahrenheit 9/11 ruffled many feathers and
was more watched than the rest of the mostly online docs on this list,
but it didn't have the same impact as other Moore films.