Alternative view of 9/11 to be shown Sept. 11

Recorder Staff
Published: 9/3/2017 8:38:16 PM

Sixteen years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, conspiracy theories live on among some people, with the anniversary date a rallying point for them to try and arouse public skepticism.

Among these disbelievers in the official unfolding of events is Jonathan Mark of Warwick, who will mark the anniversary by showing a 40-minute summary of a documentary, “September 11 — The New Pearl Harbor” at Greenfield Community Television at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11.

The free showing of the film, by Italian filmmaker Massimo Mazzucco, presents an abridged version of the arguments he makes in his full five-hour documentary, which claims to present both sides of what took place at Manhattan’s Twin Towers, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa.

Mark runs a website,, which also publicizes conspiracy theories about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, NASA’s moon landing and even the story of a man who claims to have evidence of “technologically advanced ancient civilizations” and a five-sided pyramid on Mars. He helped organize Valley 911 Truth, a group that he says disbanded last year, after someone wanted to present a program alleging that Israel was behind the attacks.

The Mazzucco film posits that the World Trade Center’s collapse must have been caused by deliberate explosions, presents what it calls evidence that the twin towers and Pentagon were not struck by hijacked passenger planes and questions whether passengers were aboard those flights.

Mark, who plans to spend the Sept. 11 anniversary interviewing people in the streets of Greenfield about what the Sept. 11 attacks mean to them, hopes to lead a discussion after the film showing at GCTV.

“This summary is intended only as an introduction to the complete film, and not as a stand-alone piece on 9/11,” says Mark, pointing out that the complete documentary can be viewed on Youtube, as can the 40-minute summary.

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