A Winner of the 2011 University of Toronto Film Festival, the film examines the academic community’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.
“Academic freedom protects scholars who report inconvenient truths from the uninformed, but, as Adnan Zuberi reminds us, academic freedom is also the responsibility of scholars to pursue the truth.”
— Dr. Roger W. Bowen
Served as General Secretary of the American Association of University Professors, Professor of Political Science and President of the State University of New York at New Paltz