This chapter explores a range of films that seek to reveal a more complex reality to be found by resisting, refusing, and digging through the officially endorsed accounts of 9/11. Michael Moore's polemic documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 is a reminder of the divided political climate that had developed in the three years after 9/11. The film suggests how the public sphere had been co-opted by a self-serving political elite, and how seductive media images and spin had been used to exploit the events of 9/11 in order to embark on an imperialist war in the Middle East. A number of web-based conspiracy films were also produced, including 9/11: In Plane Site, The Elephant in the Room, and the most widely viewed Loose Change, which claim that the official version of 9/11 was some kind of cover up.
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