|Islands of Truth in a Sea of Lies|
|Written by AE911Truth Staff|
|Tuesday, 19 November 2013 17:31|
Experts Speak Out in the Bahamas
We were invited to the Bahamas to be interviewed for a script being written by 9/11 Truth supporter and filmmaker Ric Von Maur. A few years ago Von Maur produced his first movie Wind Jammers, which was shot on location in the Bahamas, and he is working on his next one. Von Maur kept a low profile for years after he became aware of the World Trade Center evidence ignored by the mainstream media, which dominates the news offerings in this island nation just as it does in the US.
9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out could be screened, von Maur began to talk up the event. Word traveled fast on the small island and it quickly became clear that the audience was not going to fit. He decided to move the event to a 200-seat theater and placed ads in the local print and television media.After securing an 18-seat theater at the Albany Resort where
“The response was incredible, I was surprised so many people in a foreign country would have interest in an event that happened over 10 years ago in the US,” said von Maur. “It’s a very good sign that audiences will be receptive to the fictional movie.”
9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out.” The audience consisted of an excellent cross-section of people from all walks of life – almost all Bahamian locals, but also attended by British and American expatriates. It was the largest-ever premiere screening of “Experts Speak Out” in the world! This in a country of 770 islands whose total population, 371,000, is about that of a medium-sized American city.Von Maur soon found that he had even more reservations than would fit in the 200-seat theater. The theater owner agreed to let him use their largest theater, a 300-seater, which is normally used for new releases and blockbuster films. On the night of the event, 251 people arrived and were treated to hors d’oeuvres and cocktails before the Bahamas premiere of “
Forty-five people came believing the official conspiracy theory – that planes and fires brought down the Twin Towers. Afterwards only five did. Not surprisingly, none of the forty five people knew about the collapse of the third tower (WTC7).
One of the unconvinced five thought that the towers were so cheaply built, due to the influence of organized crime in the construction industry, that they just fell apart after being hit by the planes. We assured him that even the official story promulgated by NIST, the National Institute for Standards and Technology praised the structural integrity of the buildings highlighting their robust design – but faulted the impacts of the planes for dislodging the fireproofing.
Others expressed incredulity that our own government could have been responsible for the murder of more than 3,000 of its own people. We stressed that we don’t speculate on who might have been responsible for this massive crime and cover-up – but that a proper investigation must be commenced – and that we’ll have to just let the chips fall where they may.
Uniquely among 9/11 truth documentaries, “Experts Speak Out” presents explanations by several psychologists about why so many people have a hard time rationally evaluating the scientific evidence. We’ve found that most people make emotionally laden decisions about what to believe based on their frame of reference – or worldview. Then they look for reasons to support those beliefs. Sigmund Freud was the first to call it rationalization, but he was hardly the first person to notice that people do this.
Local resident Leslie Vanderpol, founder and Executive Director of the Bahamas International Film Festival, seemed deeply moved by the evidence. She had been in New York City during the events of 9/11 and had gone to give blood at the local Red Cross. The authorities there turned her away because so few victims needed blood. There were very few injured survivors.
The local paper, the Bahamas Tribune, covered the event and is expected still to publish a story, but has not done so as of the date of this article.
Most people at the event signed up for our free monthly email newsletter and so will have ample opportunity to follow up. Each audience member was given a copy of the DVD and was encouraged to share it with their friends and family.
”In many ways, Bahamians are ‘freer’ [than Americans].” – Ric von Maur
The following day, Ric von Maur and Richard Gage, AIA, discussed the event and von Maur’s script idea. They discussed the journey Mr. Gage and so many other people have taken as they try to square science and facts with government propaganda. It seems many have lost friends and have been ridiculed for asking tough questions. It is a great subject for a thought-provoking fictional film.
Afterwards, Gage asked von Maur why there was such a good turnout for the event. Von Maur had a surprising answer: “As an American, it’s hard for me to say, but in many ways, Bahamians are ‘freer.’ They feel free to associate with whomever they wish, and to discuss controversial subjects. It is definitely a freer environment.”