Originally released in 2003, September 11 was re-released on the sixth anniversary of 9/11. The project consists of 11 short films from 11 directors around the world, each being 11 minutes and 9 seconds.

They depict 9/11 from different points of view; from a teacher trying to explain the tragedy to students in Iran to a man in Chile who was affected by the overthrow of Chile’s democratic government on September 11, 1973. Sean Penn, Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) and Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel) are a few of the contributors, with Iñárritu’s segment being one of the most powerful.

In his short, a character tries to explain the rationale for this kind of terrorism. He explains that since America is a democracy, the people choose their own political system, so the citizens are responsible for what the government does.

Maybe I’m naive, but while I realize many people across the globe hate our government, I never dreamed they might hate me personally for a government over which I have no control.

Grade: B

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