‘The 9/11 Black Box’ is a political documentary based on the research of the September 11, 2001 done by the renowned French journalist, writer and political activist Thierry Meyssan. It was screen for the first time in Persian language at the 29th Fajr Film Festival currently being held in the Islamic Republic of Iran from February 5-15, 2011. Watch a video below.
In addition to the annual prizes, the jury decided to allocate a special Human Rights prize, which it bestowed on Thierry Meyssan for his performance in “The Black Box of September 11, a critique of the Empire of lies and the culture of Resistance”.
The film title is borrowed from the term ‘9/11 Black Box’ which has frequently been used by the Iranian President Dr. Ahmadinejad in his speech at the September 2010 UN General Assembly session in New York.
The film, which is directed by internationally known Iranian filmaker Mohammedreza Eslamloo, questions the official story of September 11, 2001 events and his journey to the landmarks of the Iranian revolution. Thierry Meyssan plays himself the role of an Iranian documentarian by the name Mohammad in the film. The full-length film, was shot in English in 2010, entirely in Iran. It will be shown in movie theaters in Iran and should come out in various foreign languages.
“Meyssan comes from Lebanon to Iran, since in his views, Iran is the only country in the world aims to reveal the truth and he cannot find facilities for his research in other parts of the world,” said Eslamlu.