The Brooklyn-born filmmaker faced some controversy after he revealed in a recent interview that his four-part, 8時間のドキュメンタリーシリーズ “NYCエピセンター9 /11➔2021½” will explore some conspiracy theories surrounding the terrorist attacks and even question the culpability of the U.S. 政府.
In a statement provided to 締め切り, the 64-year-old revealed that he’s back in the editing room on the final part of the series following the backlash he received over his comments.
“I’m Back In The Editing Room And Looking At The Eighth And Final Chapter Of NYC EPICENTERS 9/11➔2021½,” Lee said in a statement provided to the outlet by HBO on Wednesday. “I Respectfully Ask You To Hold Your Judgement Until You See The FINAL CUT. I Thank You.”
ニューヨークタイムズ noted in its interview with Lee that the ドキュメンタリー シリーズ, which premiered on Sunday and is set to air its final installment on September 11, includes interviews with members of the conspiracy group Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. 彼ら, とりわけ, have suggested that the government was involved with the destruction of the Twin Towers somehow.
When asked why he included the conspiracy group, Lee revealed that he himself believes in the 9/11 陰謀説, including the notorious theory that “jet fuel can’t melt steel beams.”
“Because I still don’t … I mean, I got questions. And I hope that maybe the legacy of this documentary is that Congress holds a hearing, a congressional hearing about 9/11,” リーは言った.
The filmmaker added: “The amount of heat that it takes to make steel melt, that temperature’s not reached. And then the juxtaposition of the way Building 7 fell to the ground — when you put it next to other building collapses that were demolitions, it’s like you’re looking at the same thing,” Lee responded. “But people going to make up their own mind. My approach is put the information in the movie and let people decide for themselves. I respect the intelligence of the audience.”
The documentary series explores the 9/11 テロ攻撃, which cost the lives of roughly 3,000 人, from the perspective of New Yorkers who were affected on that day in 2001. Prominent interviews include ニューヨーク その. チャックシューマー, 市長 Bill de Blasio, actress Rosie Perez.