Whether you see yourself as a truth seeker, patriotic
American, independent thinker or voter, or just someone with bad memories of
9/11, you should make an effort to view The Reflecting Pool, a new independent movie. It is not
about 9/11. It is about the credibility of the official government story about
9/11. Though a drama, it is based on meticulously researched facts about 9/11
as revealed in the bonus material on the DVD.
The story is about the search for truth and the unsettling
implications of discovering 9/11 truth that conflicts with what has become the
folklore about the historic event.
The plot follows the efforts of independent journalist Alex
Prokop and Paul Cooper, a researcher and father of a 9/11 victim, to piece
together fact-fragments into a picture that ultimately implicates the US
government in the attacks. The horror of this revelation rivals the horror of
the 9/11 events themselves, especially when we realize that far more people,
especially American soldiers, have died because of 9/11 in the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan than on 9/11. Yet to close our eyes to this truth makes us
co-conspirators in one of the world�s most devilish and despicable events.
And that is the dilemma that viewers face after they watch
this disturbing docudrama: What if this fictional story actually and accurately
describes how our government played a role in causing 9/11?
Writer/Director Jarek Kupsc plays Alex Prokop who examines a
mysterious 9/11 videotape revealing new information on the attack. Joseph Culp
appears as Paul Cooper, the man who sent the tape and whose daughter died on
9/11. Though skeptical of conspiracy theories and fearful that it will
jeopardize his career, Prokop agrees to take on the story with encouragement
from his magazine editor and a former Gulf War correspondent, McGuire, played
by Lisa Black.
The film follows Prokop and Cooper, especially as they
investigate one of the great mysteries of 9/11: the inexplicable collapse of
the 47-story World Trade Center Building 7, not hit by any airplane. They
uncover the illegal destruction of physical evidence from Ground Zero, and
discover information that the White House knew an
attack was imminent. The team spends two weeks in New York and Washington,
D.C., interviewing people and discovering damning information never mentioned
in the 9/11 Commission Report. The FBI becomes involved, the magazine's
corporate investors threaten to kill the entire story, and Prokop is attacked by a lawsuit and the media in an effort to
discredit his story. Why?
Because the official version as presented in the 9/11
Commission Report purposely ignored or omitted vital evidence and testimonies
to protect people in the Bush administration. Prokop, plagued by the ghosts of
his childhood in Russia and trying to uphold the independence of American
journalism, struggles to come to grips with this awful truth. The film
illustrates that, as so often is the case, the truth does not set you free; it
ties your stomach and conscience into knots. It will remind you of All the
President�s Men and JFK,
films that also used drama to pursue political truths.
The DVD is
available for only $15 and you will want to lend it to friends and family
or give as a gift, which is made especially attractive with even lower prices
for packs of five or 10 DVDs. An extended trailer is also
available at. Details about the film and its actors are at IMDb.
Video rental outlets like Blockbuster, Hollywood Video,
Netflix and Redbox should make this DVD available. Otherwise, it is further
evidence that status quo thinking is subverting 9/11 truth to the detriment of
American democracy. Public libraries should also stock this important
educational film. Once you watch it, you, too, will feel strongly about it
reaching a wide audience.
Warning: No matter what you know or think you know about
9/11, this movie will rattle your brain, make you think, and perhaps keep you
up at night.Joel
S. Hirschhorn was a senior staffer for the U.S. Congress for 12 years, is a
co-founder of Friends of the Article V Convention, and the author of Delusional
Democracy -- Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the