The 73-minute picture features interviews with prominent Canadian professors about the very tepid response of university academics to a pivotal event of this century, one that has heavily influenced American foreign and domestic policies since its occurrence on September 11, 2001. Why have scholars been dormant on questions surrounding 9/11 and on the defects of the 9/11 Commission's Report?
This documentary remains timely because nothing has altered the course taken by the U.S. government after 9/11. Although the official conspiracy theory of the government in the 9/11 report meets with increasing skepticism because of its anomalies, unanswered questions, contradictions and political origins, it remains the official account. Zuberi's work reminds us that the university remains one of the few places where research is a way of life and, even if influenced by streams of government funding, a way of life that might nurture far more intensive inquiries into 9/11 than have heretofore been seen.