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Last updated on May 20th, 2017 at 10:09 am
The same old truther lines from little-known Australian filmmaker Gillian Norman:
It was all too convenient. Convenient that the American air defenses yawned and rolled over when they heard reports that planes had been hijacked. Handy that the missile batteries surrounding the Pentagon failed to respond and the CCTV cameras just happened to blink out. Convenient that the approaching plane did a big loop to crash – supposedly – into the unoccupied backside of the edifice, luckily missing the military brass. Images of red flashes of explosions at lower levels of the collapsing Twin Towers, shown in the earliest reports and never seen again, were a big giveaway, as was the immediate finger pointing to bin Laden on the basis of faked evidence of the miraculous survival of a hijacker’s passport in the rubble of the WTC, and the convenient idiots’ guides to flying a plane, so fortuitously found in a parked car. All so very opportune.
Kyle: Really? But what makes Norman interesting is that while truthering on about Australia being “complicit in America’s war crimes”, Norman seeks – and is given – government funding to pursue her truthy anti-US film hobby:
The following feature films have been financed so far during the 2005/2006 period …
EMPIRE AMERICANA (Feature-length documentary)
Producers: Gillian Norman, Danny Schecter
Director/Writer: Gillian Norman
Sales and Distribution: Madman Cinema
Synopsis: An intimate examination of America’s quest for empire and the impact on a grateful world of the emerging Empire Americana as the guardian of democracy, policing the planet to extend peace and freedom.
That might be the polite, grant-requesting summary of Norman’s film. This probably gives a more accurate idea:
As dark warclouds descend over the nations, a powerful Empire Americana presents itself on the global stage as a beacon of freedom to a world in peril; an Empire driven by a radical ideology that pursues total war in a quest for global dominion.
Gillian Norman, producer-director of Upstream Media recently attended Strategic Partners sponsored by the SAFC …
Pitching a provocative docudrama, ShadowPlay, exploring charges that 9/11 was an inside job contrived to advance American Empire, Gillian was offered an international distribution agreement and met a potential Canadian co-producer.
Thank you, South Australian Film Corporation, for helping raise awareness of trutherdom.
For Gillian Norman who also participated in AIDC’s MeetMarket, “Strategic Partners has pioneered an initiative that has provided invaluable support to many producers, and has shown that – ironically in an age of cybercommunication – it’s the facilitated face-to-face meeting that gets the handshakes.”
The AIDC – Australian International Documentary Conference – is another government-funded group. Sounds like a conspiracy theory right here, doesn’t it? Sadly for Norman, the government handouts apparently ended last year:
The Australian Film Corporation had recently after a 2 hour plus meeting with Gillian put ShadowPlay at the top of the list of documentaries to receive a post production grant of 85k. Unfortunately the board (not the critics, who love it) has decided that it has missed out, I wonder why?
Probably because it looks like this.
Gillian Norman fans who crave more may enjoy her conversation with NYC meditation teacher Paula Gloria about 9/9/07 terror attacks on Sydney that never happened. Paula Gloria fans may enjoy her dancing for peace … after four minutes or so, following a phone call for peace.