Awarded for “Documentary Achievement” at the University of Toronto Film Festival, this film documents academia’s treatment of critical perspectives on 9/11 by examining impairments in professional inquiry, the usage of terms functioning as thought-stoppers in academic discourse, the epistemological implications of basing the official 9/11 narrative’s foundation on testimony obtained from torture, the non-response to critical scholarship on 9/11 in the humanities and sciences, and the attacks that had occurred on academic freedom. The documentary promotes a powerful reflection on intellectual courage and the purpose of academia, and aims to change intellectual discourse on 9/11 and the War on Terror for a more peaceful world.
This documentary is produced by Zuberi Productions, a group that was founded for the purposes of advancing knowledge and learning. All proceeds go to the cost of the production. This documentary is not for profit. This production would not have been possible without the financial support of the University of Toronto’s Hart House Film Board.