TRUTH MOVEMENTS is a short film taken from The Light Surgeons Live Cinema performance TRUE FICTIONS.

It weaves a tangled web of conspiracies theories, divergent views and public oratory from the 5th anniversary of 911 together into a escalating argument about truth.

The film contrasts two points of view, protesters who want to re-investigate 911 and those who oppose their intervention outside the memorial on this national day of mourning. The conversation flits from person to person as the exchanges of opinions become increasingly passionate and emotional. A group of US marines berate a crowd who proclaim that 911 was an “inside job”. Their heated exchanges reveal how even contemporary events are fought over and continue to be manipulated for commercial and political motives.

These conflicting opinions are musically scored with a building vibraphone melody, live drums and an Oud solo by Mavrothi Kontanis. This middle eastern instrument points a finger to the US response to these tragic events.

Original footage, stills and interviews recorded at ground zero by Chris Allen & Rob Rainbow in 2006.

Produced & Directed by Christopher Thomas Allen
Audio arrangement by Tim Cowie & Mark McRae
Edited by Chris Allen, Tim Cowie & James Price

TRUE FICTIONS is result of a year long digital performance art project produced and directed by Christopher Thomas Allen and commissioned by EMPAC, The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Centre in Troy, New York.

Supported by The Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts

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