We, as the producers of ANTHRAX WAR, want our film to be seen by as many audiences as possible. That is why we didn’t think twice when the representatives of the Fifth Annual “9/11 Truth Film Festival” in Oakland, California contacted us and asked if we would be interested in screening our film as part of their 9/11 observances this year. This crowd of so-called ‘truthers’ exists on the fringes of polite political discourse in the U.S. and beyond. And we, filmmakers who rely upon mainstream journalism contacts for funding—i.e. the Canadian Broadcasting Corp, PBS in the States, and the ARTE Network in Europe—know that it is possible that we could experience some professional discomfort by being associated with these folks in any way.
Yet we believe that ‘conspiracy theorists’– as the ‘truthers’– have been labeled/libeled—is just an ugly sobriquet tossed at those who dare to question the official narrative promoted by government officials and broadcast by the mainstream media.