I don’t know how many times I have heard Bush mention 9/11 since 9/11 and how many other times I’ve heard the event mentioned by politicians, talking heads on the television, or across the blogosphere. When I hear it, especially in a political context, I get annoyed, maybe even angry. However, today, I watched part of the 911 documentary filmed and edited by the brothers. It is amazing how fast I can zip back five years and remember everything that happened that day and the days immediately following it.
Some of my students want to include a clip of the planes crashing into the Twin Towers for their propaganda video project. I haven’t decided if I will allow them to do it. I wonder if they see it as just a video clip, like one they might take from a movie, or something a bit bigger then that.