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Making the Movie

  

Extras, waiting patiently between takes, in an Anti-American riot sequence set in the Sudan after the Clinton administration bombed a pharmaceutical plant which faulty intelligence had identified as a chemical weapons plant.

 

Over a year ago I started work in Los Angeles, Toronto, London and Morocco on a six hour mini series based on the 9/11 Commission Report. The docudrama tries to accurately present the chronological weaving of known facts from the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993 that lead ultimately to the events on 9/11. The mini series with a cast of over 250 actors stars Harvey Keitel as John O'Neill....an FBI agent who 'knew" what was about to happen and who died ironically and tragically along with thousands of others (at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania) in the collapse of the World Trade Center towers.

 

During prep and production I tried not to reveal in my image posts on Flickr any information that might make our production presence in Morocco on this politically sensitive project visible or vulnerable. Tangier and Ouarzazate in Morocco were used for sequences that took place in Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan and Kenya. We now start the daunting task of five months of post production, editing close to a million feet of film shot with up to seven cameras, to make a May airdate on ABC.

 

The image above and others that I can post now that we have wrapped after 85 days of production, were taken during our shoot in Morocco and are images specific to making the movie.

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Taken on November 29, 2005