Spike Lee says he nonetheless has questions across the nature of the Sept. 11 assaults, which is why he included the voices of a number of members of the conspiracy group Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Fact.
“I nonetheless don’t … I imply, I bought questions. And I hope that possibly the legacy of this documentary is that Congress holds a listening to, a congressional listening to about 9/11,” Lee informed The New York Instances about why he determined to incorporate these views in NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½, his new eight-episode HBO documentary sequence taking a look at 9/11 and the pandemic in New York Metropolis.
Lee went on to say that he didn’t purchase the official explanations of what occurred that day 20 years in the past, which concerned a number of airplane crashes, the collapse of a number of buildings in decrease Manhattan — together with each World Commerce Heart towers — and the deaths of practically 3,000 individuals, with an extra 6,000 injured.
“The quantity of warmth that it takes to make metal soften, that temperature’s not reached. After which the juxtaposition of the way in which Constructing 7 fell to the bottom — once you put it subsequent to different constructing collapses that had been demolitions, it’s such as you’re wanting on the similar factor,” Lee mentioned, sharing his personal ideas on why components of official reporting across the tragedy didn’t add up.
He added, “However individuals going to make up their very own thoughts. My method is put the data within the film and let individuals determine for themselves. I respect the intelligence of the viewers.”
Lee pointed to how viewers have criticized his fictional scripted movies for being misogynistic and antisemitic as additional justification of his determination to characteristic conspiracy theorists and encourage viewers to determine for themselves.
“Persons are going to assume what they assume, regardless. I’m not dancing round your query. Persons are going to assume what they assume,” Lee informed the Instances. “Individuals have referred to as me a racist for Do the Proper Factor. Individuals mentioned in Mo’ Higher Blues I used to be antisemitic. She’s Gotta Have It, that was misogynist. Persons are going to simply assume what they assume. And you already know what? I’m nonetheless right here, occurring 4 many years of filmmaking.”