Fahrenheit 9/11

Westside Productions/Dog Eat Dog Films   |   USA

Fahrenheit 9/11 is Michael Moore's expose of the Bush administration's actions following the 9/11 terror attacks in the US. With humour and commitment to uncovering facts, the film shows how President Bush exploited 9/11 to implement a radical right-wing agenda. It examines how -- and why Bush avoided pursuing the Saudi connection to 9/11, and shows a nation paralyzed by fear and lulled into accepting a legislative assault on civil rights, The USA Patriot Act. It is in this atmosphere that the Bush Administration makes a headlong rush to war in Iraq, without serious questions from the media. Fahrenheit 9/11 takes the viewer inside the lies to illustrate the awful human cost of war. Reasons for Submission: Sixty percent of Fahrenheit 9/11 is made up of archive images from an unusually broad array of traditional and non-traditional sources. The use of archive footage to present facts, create emotion, debunk the political culture, and convey point of view was essential to the tremendous impact the film has had.