XXI Century: the dawn

XXI CENTURY begins with the presidential elections of 2000. What happened in those elections? Who really won the State of Florida? How many Americans could not vote in Florida that day? Why? Who were they? Why was the Supreme Court called upon to decide who was the winner? Did the media do their job? We hear from historian Howard Zinn, who describes the 2000 Presidential Elections as a 'political coup' and Gore Vidal, who refers to them as 'the end of the Republic.'

Today, everyone in the world has heard about September 11th, 2001 and its lasting effects. But how many people know what really happened that day? Who were the terrorists who attacked us? Why did they do it? Whose money did they use? BBC and Guardian investigative reporter Greg Palast tells us the 'most censored story in America'. Gore Vidal provides some penetrating questions about the attack that should have been the subject of intense investigation by the 9/11 Commission, while Princeton historian Arno Mayer introduces the notion that the US is not just the sole superpower, but is in fact an empire.

'An exceptionally well done panorama of significant political events surrounding September 11th, 2001 and the American Empire.' Willliam Blum

'Highly revealing! A documentary which celebrates the peace movement while fueling your rage to danger levels.' Red Pepper


Main credits

Zamparini, Gabriele (film director)
Zamparini, Gabriele (film producer)
Zamparini, Gabriele (screenwriter)
Zamparini, Gabriele (director of photography)
Meccoli, Lorenzo (film producer)
Meccoli, Lorenzo (screenwriter)
Meccoli, Lorenzo (director of photography)
Meccoli, Lorenzo (editor of moving image work)
Palast, Greg (on-screen participant)
Goodman, Amy (on-screen participant)
Schechter, Danny (on-screen participant)
Coen, Rachel (on-screen participant)
Zinn, Howard (on-screen participant)
Vidal, Gore (on-screen participant)
Brody, Reed (on-screen participant)
Mayer, Arno J. (on-screen participant)

Other credits

Editor, Lorenzo Meccoli [and 5 others]; camera, lighting, and sound, Lorenzo Meccoli, Gabriele Zamparini.

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Distributor subjects

American Democracy
American Studies
Civil Liberties
Civl Rights
Foreign Policy, US
Human Rights
Media Studies
Political Science
Social Justice


presidential elections of 2000, Florida, Supreme Court, Howard Zinn, Gore Vidal, September 11, Greg Palast, 9/11 commission, Arno Mayer, American empire; "the dawn"; Bullfrog Films

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