Editorial by John Ziegler

"Blocking the Path to 9/11" Wins Best Documentary at the Valley Film Festival


Tonight, John Ziegler's film (which he wrote/ directed/ produced and narrated), "Blocking the Path to 9/11" won the Best Documentary award at the Valley Film Festival in North Hollywood.

Since, like most film festivals in the LA area, the Valley Film Festival is hardly known for its political conservatism, Ziegler was surprised that the film was even accepted into the festival and shocked that it actually won the award for best documentary against some good competition. Photos of Zig accepting the award and with the film's star Cyrus Nowrasteh answering questions, are below.

In addition to winning the award for best documentary, here is a sampling of other praise for the film:

Joel Surnow, the creator of the smash hit TV show "24," said, "Terrific film.  Great job. This movie needs to be seen."

Academy Award nominated actor Gary Sinise said, "I thought it was very well put together. Hard hitting. Pulls no punches and informative. Lots of information that the general public would have no way of knowing. You have done a terrific job and I am glad that you have liberals in there talking about it as well."

Famed film Director Ron Maxwell ("Gettysburg" and "Gods and Generals") wrote to say, "You guys did a terrific job with the film. It was riveting. A case study in cowardice and courage."

Acclaimed writer David Horowitz said, "I thought it was excellent, first rate. It was a very difficult story to tell and you did a superlative job. I actually have not a single critical comment to make. I wouldn't change anything."

Academy Award Nominated writer Lionel Chetwynd wrote to say that, "I was thoroughly engrossed.  I think you touch on a lot of new ground here.  You did a good job.  Well done."



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