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2004 film and video

7 days in September. CameraPlanet Pictures ; a film by Steven Rosenbaum ; directed by Steven Rosenbaum. [Troy, MI] : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2004].[Originally released as a documentary in 2002.]


It was a morning like any other, until the unthinkable made it a day we would never forget. On 9/11 and the following days the footage from 27 filmmakers recorded what they saw throughout the city. Together, they created an experience like no other, one that captures the horror, the anger and the strength of the human spirit. Using never-before-seen footage at "ground zero," this conveys the sights and sounds of the terrorist attacks in the most intimate way possible. It is an extraordinary portrait of a city in tears, a world in shock and one week that changed all our lives forever.



Brothers and others. directed by Nicolas Rossier ; producers, Trilby MacDonald, Nicolas Rossier ; Baraka Productions. On power, dissent and racism : a conversation with Noam Chomsky / produced by Baraka Productions. [Seattle, WA] : Arab Film Distribution, [2004?]


Summary: "Brothers and others documents the impact of the September 11th tragedy on Muslims and Arabs living in America. We follow immigrants and Americans as they struggle in the heightened climate of hate, FBI and INS investigations, and the economic hardships that erupted following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon."--Container. On power, dissent and racism consists of an interview in which Noam Chomsky presents his reflections on the motivations behind 9/11 and its consequences internationally.


Fahrenheit 9/11 Lions Gate Films and IFC Films and The Fellowship Adventure Group present a Dog Eat Dog Films production ; a film by Michael Moore ; producers, Jim Czarnecki, Kathleen Glynn ; written, produced and directed by Michael Moore. Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2004.


Summary: Through actual footage, interviews, and declassified documents, Michael Moore illustrates the connections President Bush has to the royal house of Saud of Saudia Arabia and the bin Ladens, how the president got elected on fraudulent circumstances and then proceeded to blunder through his duties while ignoring warnings of the looming betrayal by his foreign partners. When the treachery hits with the 9/11 attacks, Moore explains how Bush failed to take immediate action to defend the nation.


Special features: "The release of 'Fahrenheit 9/11'" featurette; montage: the people of Iraq on the eve of invasion; new scene: Homeland Security, Miami style; outside Abu Ghraib Prison; Eyewitness account from Samara, Iraq; Extended interview with Abdul Henderson; Ella Lipscomb at the Washington, D.C. premiere; Arab-American comediens - their acts and experiences after 9/11; Condoleezza Rice's 9/11 Commission Testimony; Rose Garden press briefing after 9/11 Commission appearance.


Fireboat the heroic adventures of the John J. Harvey / [written and illustrated by] Maira Kalman ; produced and directed by Daniel Welsh for Spoken Arts. [St. Petersburg, Fla.] : Spoken Arts, c2002, p2004.  [Based on the book by Maira Kalman, originally published by G.P. Putman's Sons in 2002.]
Summary: A fireboat, launched in 1931, is retired after many years of fighting fires along the Hudson River, but is saved from being scrapped and then called into service again on September 11, 2001. Introduced by the author, with live action footage of the John J. Harvey.


Searching for the roots of 9/11 Thomas L. Friedman reporting / produced by NYT Television for Discovery Channel ; written & reported by Thomas L. Friedman ; producer, Edward Gray ; co-producer, Danna Liebert. Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2004]


Summary: Join columnist Thomas L. Friedman as he tries to answer two of the most puzzling questions about 9/11: What drove 19 young, middle-class Muslim men to give up their lives to murder almost 3,000 people? And why does this violent act elicit so much support from millions of ordinary Muslims around the world?



Unconstitutional: the war on our civil liberties / Robert Greenwald presents a Public Interest Pictures production in association with Pyedog Productions ; written, produced, and directed by Nonny de la Pena. New York : Disinformation Co., c2004.


Summary: Discusses how the USA PATRIOT Act has taken away checks on law enforcement and continues to endanger the civil liberties of all Americans under the guise of being part of the war on terrorism, and how paranoia, fear and racial profiling have led to gross infringements on freedom and democracy without strengthening national security.



What do they want? terrorists taking aim at America / ABC News Productions. Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2004]. Originally broadcast, 09/10/03, on the television series Nightline.


Summary:"Since September 11, 2001, the world has certainly changed. But has al Qaeda? In this ABC News program, correspondent Jim Wooten scrutinizes Osama bin Laden's terrorist organization two years after the attacks on the U.S. To what extent, if any, have its aims and objectives been modified by the ousting of Saddam Hussein and other recent events? In addition, reports from three hotspots in America's ongoing war on terror-Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan-are included.



2004 books

9/11 as a collective trauma and other essays on psychoanalysis and society / Hans-Jurgen Wirth.  Giessen : Psychosozial-Verlag, c2004.



The 9/11 Commission report : final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States.  New York : Norton, [2004]


Summary: Final report of the National Commission on terrorist attacks upon the United States. The result of months of intensive investigations and inquiries by a specially appointed bipartisan panel. While the commission notes that future attacks are probably inevitable, a coordinated preventive effort along with a clear plan to respond with efficiency can offer Americans some hope in a post 9/11 world.


Contents: "We have some planes" -- The foundation of the new terrorism -- Counterterrorism evolves -- Responses to Al Qaeda's initial assaults -- Al Qaeda aims at the American homeland -- From threat to threat -- The attack looms -- "The system was blinking red" -- Heroism and horror -- Wartime -- Foresight, and hindsight -- What to do? A global strategy -- How to do it? A different way of organizing the government.


The 9/11 investigations : staff reports of the 9/11 Commission : excerpts from the House-Senate joint inquiry report on 9/11 : testimony from fourteen key witnesses, including Richard Clarke, George Tenet, and Condoleezza Rice / edited by Steven Strasser ; with an introduction by Craig R. Whitney.  New York : PublicAffairs, c2004.


Against all enemies : inside America's war on terror / Richard A. Clarke.  New York : Free Press, c2004.


American national security and civil liberties in an era of terrorism / edited by David B. Cohen and John W. Wells. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.



Burning : global outrage, denouncing terrorist acts on 9.11.2001 ; for string quartet / Chen Yi.  King of Prussia, PA : T. Presser, c2004.


Caribbean security in the age of terror : challenge and change / edited by Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith.  Kingston, Jamaica : Ian Randle Publishers, 2004.


Compensation for losses from the 9/11 attacks / Lloyd Dixon, Rachel Kaganoff Stern. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, c2004.



The connection : how al Qaeda's collaboration with Saddam Hussein has endangered America / Stephen F. Hayes.  New York : HarperCollins, c2004.



Crossing the Rubicon : the decline of the American empire at the end of the age of oil / Michael C. Ruppert ; foreword by Catherine Austin Fitts.  Gabriola, BC : New Society Publishers, c2004.



Film and television after 9/11 / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2004.



Good Muslim, bad Muslim : America, the Cold War, and the roots of terror / Mahmood Mamdani. New York : Pantheon Books 2004.



Hol mich einfach ab : Roman / Gabriele Wohmann. Munchen : Piper, 20 04.



In the shadow of no towers / Art Spiegelman. New York : Pantheon Books, c2004.



Inside the mirage : America's fragile partnership with Saudi Arabia / Thomas W. Lippman. Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, c2004.


Intelligence matters : the CIA, the FBI, Saudi Arabia, and the failure of America's war on terror / Bob Graham with Jeff Nussbaum. New York : Random House, c2004.



Islam and the West post 9/11 / edited by Ron Geaves ... [et al.]. Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004.


Contents: Introduction / Ron Geaves and Theodore Gabriel -- Is Islam against the West? / Theodore Gabriel -- Self-critical children of Abraham? / John J. Shepherd -- The finality of the Qur'an and the contemporary politics of nations / Kenneth Cragg -- Who defines moderate Islam 'post'-September 11? / Ron Geaves -- The evolution of American Muslim responses to 9/11 / Marcia Hermansen -- The shaping of a moderate North American Islam / Yvonne Haddad -- The impact of 9/11 on British Muslim identity / Dilwar Hussein -- Endemically European or a European epidemic? / Christopher Allen -- Shariah sanctions and state enforcement / Lamin Sanneh -- Perspectives on radical Islamic education in contemporary Indonesia / Muhammad Sirozi -- Israel as a focus for the anger of Muslims against the West / Colin Chapman.



The maze of fear : security and migration after 9/11 / edited by John Tirman. New York : New Press, c2004.



Moral philosophy after 9/11 / Joseph Margolis. University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2004.



The naked crowd : reclaiming security and freedom in an anxious age / Jeffrey Rosen. New York : Random House, c2004.



The names of the dead : an elegy for the victims of September 11 / Diane Schoemperlen. New York : Viking, 2004.



Voices of healing : spirit and unity after 9/11 in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community / editor, Icy Smith. Washington, D.C. : Organization of Chinese Americans ; Gardena, CA : East West Discovery Press, 2004.

Windows on the world : a novel / Frederic Beigbeder ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne. New York : Hyperion, c2004.



The World Trade Center and global crisis : critical perspectives / edited by Bruce Kapferer. New York : Berghahn Books, 2004.




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