A Letter from Dylan Avery & Korey Rowe
September 9, 2009
To our friends and supporters,
Another year has passed, and we find ourselves reflecting on the events of September 11th, 2001. Throughout this past year, large strides have been made in the Movement’s efforts to bring both closure and much-needed answers surrounding that day to all of those that were affected. The year 2009 brings a new version of our film: Loose Change 9/11 – An American Coup, narrated by Daniel Sunjata. Sunjata’s participation in American Coup provides not just a new voice for the film, but also establishes him as a strong and unwavering spokesperson for the 9/11 Truth Movement, who has even gone so far as to defend his beliefs as the character Franco in the fifth season of FX’s Rescue Me.
We also have partnered with distributors, Microcinema International, who are making great progress in getting this new film placed in broader mainstream retail outlets such as Barnes and Noble, Netflix, Walmart.com, Blockbuster.com, and many others! Additionally, we are thrilled to report that we have established the Avery Foundation, a not-for-profit organization which will use a portion of the proceeds made from the sale of American Coup to help first responders, family members, memorials, and other 9/11-related causes that need financial assistance.
Tonight, we are premiering Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, California, where we also held a theatrical premiere of Second Edition on April 13th, 2005, which was the one year anniversary of the original edition’s release date. A great deal has happened since the original Loose Change, and as you will all see soon enough, the film has come a long way.
In the past, we have made some rather important strides for 9/11 Truth. We were able to obtain and release the entire archive of communications made on 9/11 at NEADS in Rome, NY, which was alluded to in a Vanity Fair article but never released to the public. We managed to locate and interview Barry Jennings where he elaborated on his original testimony to ABC7 News on the day of 9/11 before his untimely passing in August, 2008. We managed to help gather approximately two thousand people at Ground Zero on 9/11/2006, where we assembled at Liberty Park and handed out 10,000 DVDs and 600 shirts for free, before leading everyone on a silent march to peacefully and respectfully show our numbers.
We have always attempted to better our films and ourselves, as both filmmakers and individuals, and refine our arguments wherever possible. We have tried our best to avoid controversial or speculative topics and have made an effort to focus only on subjects we could prove as fact, supported either by hard, physical evidence, massive amounts of corroborating eyewitness testimony or both.
We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of those who have supported us and the Movement. It is through everyone’s tireless efforts that we all have made these accomplishments. Without YOU, there is no Movement. We do not need leaders, we only need ourselves!
After tonight’s premiere screening, Korey will be going the International Conference for 9/11 Truth and Justice held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Korey will be attending at the personal invitation of Kurt Sonnenfeld to present American Coup and join other 9/11 Truth colleagues in discussing the state of affairs of the Movement. Dylan will be continuing on to Los Angeles to hold a second screening of American Coup with our old friends Christine and Julia at KPFK. Screenings are beginning to pop up all over and may be in your area soon. If not, please contact us through the loosechange911.com site to set up a screening of your own.
Here we stand, eight years later. We have endured a lot of negative remarks and hostility, all for simply wanting to understand more about a terrible tragedy that not only took the lives of thousands of people in the United States, but also took endless more in its name during the wars that followed. We want a new investigation into the events of 9/11, not only because the first one was demonstrably inadequate but also because there has been ample testimony made by enough experts from around the world to bring the findings of the 9/11 Commission into question.
We are not dealing with conspiracy theories. We are dealing with facts. We are asking for the Truth and our requests will not cease until they are legitimately met. Until then, we must continue to ask questions and demand answers.
With warm regards and best wishes to you all, and our sincere condolences to all of those who were affected that day. It is because of you that we continue to demand accountability.
Dylan Avery & Korey Rowe Loose Change