On the sixth year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack, the Montana State University Leadership Institute will present a free screening of the film "9/11 Press for Truth." This event is free and open to the public at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture at 7 p.m.
This controversial and thought-provoking film explores the path of six of 12 individuals who stepped forward to demand answers on behalf of thousands of grieving families, including the famous New Jersey widows. Together, they compelled the formal investigation of the attacks, only to subsequently watch the 9/11 Commission fail to answer many of their questions.
This small group of activist families eventually found an ally in Paul Thompson. Dissatisfied with the incomplete picture of Sept. 11 presented in news reports, Thompson became a citizen journalist, stitching together thousands of rare overlooked news clips, buried stories and government press conferences into a 9/11 timeline. "Press for Truth" is adapted in part from his acclaimed work.
Jarl von Arlyon joins Graeme MacQueen, Ph.D, for a discussion of the film.
Von Arlyon had planned to host a tour to the top of World Trade Center One at 9 a.m. on the morning of the attack. Von Arlyon overslept and subsequently watched as the planes hit the Twin Towers. Von Arlyon, who had offices in the World Trade Center, was familiar with the towers and security clearances necessary to enter, and had previously discussed fears of possible terrorist attacks with the FBI and CIA.
MacQueen is a member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice and is actively carrying out research on 9/11. His recent presentation for the Vancouver 9/11 Conference focused on the testimony of the 503 New York City firefighters, who witnessed explosions in the Twin Towers on 9/11, but were not allowed to testify before the 9/11 Commission.
For more information contact the MSU Leadership Institute at 994-7275.