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September 11

The Name Of Episode: God, Construction, Destruction
After the Sept. 11th incident the Afghan refugees living in Iran were worried that America might attack Afghanistan.
Despite the concerns about America’s attack, a teacher gathers her Afghan children students and makes an effort to have the children observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the incident. But the children are not able to understand the significance of the event.
Eventually the teacher takes them beside a very tall brick-baking furnace and tells the children: “The New York tower is something like this furnace.” Then she asks the children to stay silent for a minute for the victims of the New York tower next to the chimney, with thick smoke spewing out of it.


Original Title: 11.09.2001 (September 11)
Script & Direction: 11 filmmakers from 11 different countries: Ken Loach, Claude Lelouch, Danis Tanovic, Sean Penn, shohei Imamura, Amos Gitai, Youssef Chahine, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Mira Nair, Alejandro Inrritu and Samira Makhmalbaf.
The name of episode: "God, Construction and Destruction"
Script & Direction: Samira Makhmalbaf
Director of photography: Ebrahim Ghafouri
Assistants of photographer:
Housein Amiri
Hashem Gerami
Sound: Sasan Bagherpour
Assistant of Director: Marziyeh Meshkiny
Assistant of Scene: Akbar Meshkini
Script supervisor: Hana Makhmalbaf
Exc. Manager: Siamak Alagheh-band
Photo: Mohammad Ahmadi
Sound designer & Mix: Hossein Mahdavi
Edit: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Assistant of Edit: Mastaneh Mohajer
Producer: Universal Company
French Executive: Galatte Film
International Sales: Wild Bunch (France)
Time: 11 mines, 9 second, 1 frame
35mm, Color, 1-1/86

  1. Venice Film Festival (in official Competion), Italy 2002