Published on Sep 10, 2012
A once años del 11-S presentamos un cortometraje con imágenes, documentos y videos inéditos sobre la vida de Kurt Sonnenfeld y su trabajo en Ground Zero. Agradecemos a los realizadores por la entrega del material y a la familia Sonnenfeld por su irrenunciable compromiso por Verdad y Justicia para todas las víctimas directas o indirectas de aquel fatídico 11 de septiembre de 2001. Agradecemos su difusión.
English Version: http://vimeo.com/49181206
“This is a government afraid of its people.”
— Project Camelot’s Kerry Cassidy
Entrevista a Kurt Sonnenfeld: refugiado en Argentina por haber filmado demasiado DOMINGO 03 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2013
Google Translation (11-S = 9/11)
What is generating so insistently U.S. for their films?
Firstly because they have no idea what I recorded.
Then I fear that is free of the embarrassing situation that can generate them and the danger he represents to his military policy.
Years ago that the U.S. is using the fight against terrorism as an excuse to expand, and if the general public starts to realize that this war has been manufactured and stop supporting the government, business and jeopardized their future plans.
On the morning of January 1, 2002, Sonnenfeld has he heard a shot while working at his home studio in Denver.
He ran to his room and found the body of his first wife, Nancy, on the floor with a bloody head and a revolver at his side.
Relates that called 911 and within minutes the local police arrived and a group of paramedics. Upon entering his home, three officers beat and arrested him on suspicion of murder.
Remained about seven months in prison, but the Colorado Court ruled in his favor and determined woman suicide.
When he returned home, he found that his personal computer and many reels of film he had been confiscated without permission of the judge.
You claim that he was tortured at the U.S. prison …
After arrest me, took me to the cell, and while they hanged me and I kicked testicles, they put a chemical in the nose.
That day began with burning and pain spread to the throat.
Then I upgraded to the confinement cell, 2 × 2 meters and no light.
It was in January, amid the mountains and in the middle of winter.
He was naked with an apron and a mattress hospital vinyl.
There was a hole in the ground that was the toilet, but the button was out of the cell, and the guards pressed for fun at night to flood the floor instead.
I spent ten days in that cell.
And thanks to the liquid burns the nose caused me an infection, a vigilante called the nurse and took me out of there.
The man explained that the infection was close to the brain and could cause me death.
How he managed to save him the tapes of the World Trade Center?
My basement was full of tapes, I kept the 29 tapes of GZ in a makeup box, inside the huge closet that was in my office.
I was in a room full of cameras and video basket.
My neighbors warned me that many people entered my house without permission of the Judge while I was in jail.
My theory is searched quickly and took what they found: computer, hundreds of tapes of previous work and others.
How was ended in Argentina?
A few months after leaving prison, my parents and friends recommended I go to rest a while.
One told me that his relatives had an apartment in the Argentina coast.
So I decided to go to San Bernardo for a month.
I left the United States as a free man, my passport, my credit card, with a suitcase and a return ticket, I never escape as a fugitive.
Here I met Paula and I had to start a new life.
After a first meeting recognition in a bar hidden in a labyrinthine gallery of the Federal Capital, the couple accepted the interview at home.
She confesses that the location of the meeting meets their local knowledge in an ambush.
Far from what one might assume, the family lives in a humble house in the neighborhood of shacks.
An armored yellow gate is planted in the corner and watch the movements of the block.
Income no greater difficulties than the uncomfortable sound of multiple locks and two dogs that come inside immediately.
The way to the dining room is decorated with family photographs in various passages of the city.
Crayon marks on the walls, two pink balloons on the floor and a turquoise bandana leaning on an armchair reveal the inevitable presence of girls.
The couple said that a few weeks ago decided to reinforce the doors and windows because on 11 September, while being interviewed by two journalists on the terrace, a car with two people on board stopped and took pictures of the facade, the gatehouse and income .
They add that a few days made the complaint and wrote a letter to the press in which he warned his fear of lightning kidnapping.
How his arrest gave here?
In 2004 I offered to show some of my footage to an Argentine television station and raised me to make a special program for the third anniversary of 11-S.
Just days before it aired, about ten INTERPOL agents came to my house with a warrant, and a two-page document from the U.S. Embassy clarifying that all my possessions, documents and pictures would be kidnapped and sent to America immediately.
The story we got was that two prisoners had declared against me.
The truth is that in exchange for what they did, Justice reduced their sentences.
Pérez Esquivel en el Foro Social Mundial de 2003.
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel is an Argentine human rights activist, community organizer, pacifist, art painter, writer and sculptor. He was the recipient of the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize.
Comitê Nacional para os Refugiados (CONARE)
The National Committee for Refugees ( CONARE ) is an inter-ministerial committee under the ambit of the Ministry of Justice in Brazil.
Have you ever thought of giving your struggle?
That was the lowest point in my life, had been falsely accused and imprisoned again twice in different countries.
I had been tortured in America, my home had been confiscated and destroyed my reputation.
In addition, being in the U.S. embassy Devoto released a rumor that both Paula and I were DEA agents-Law Enforcement Administration Drug -.
And I was in a ward where 90% of people had been arrested for a drug-related crime.
It was an attempt to kill me in jail.
Moreover, at that time Paula was five months pregnant and we lost.
I did not go over there, I wanted to give up everything.
But Paula, a gladiator, fought and met with Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel and human rights organizations to make my situation public.
At seven months, the judge rejected the extradition Daniel Rafecas claiming that there were shadows in the case and therefore in the United States would not receive a fair trial.
Justice also because Argentina does not accept the mere application of the death penalty, which is the condemnation that awaits me in my country if I am convicted.
Why do you consider living persecuted?
This began in the United States.
When I was free and I returned home, I noticed that someone had breached the security system and that the door had been forced.
The same thing happened when I moved a few months, to a house in the middle of the mountain, two hours away, where the entrance had also been violated.
Now living in Argentina, I found that the phone line was tapped.
We received threatening phone calls and text messages with Support: “leave things as they are and maybe have a life.”
We constantly follow when we go out and rob us while garbage ago.
So far, the man has the temporary shelter issued by the National Commission for Refugees-CONARE.
Sonnenfeld explains that in its current condition is impossible to handle the identity.
Thus says the difficulty of getting a job, being treated at a hospital before a health problem or uncertainty regarding the arrest of a police control.
In response, on August 25 held a meeting in Signature Plaza de Mayo for the Argentine state will yield the final political asylum.
What happened to him when he learned that the Justice Argentina granted political asylum to Chilean Sergio Apablaza War?
My first reaction was:
If you were given asylum to him, why do not I give it to me!
Is positive, because the basis of rejection of extradition was that Chile would not receive a fair trial because he has a wife and Argentine children.
I fulfill both conditions.
We ordered the same treatment they gave Apablaza War.
It can not be that because American things more difficult.
Many people ask that your pictures from Ground Zero to be released to the public. What will you do with the material?
Years ago I am placing my images to the serious press and independent researchers so they can work with them.
If there were documentaries already had put up all the internet.
There is great pressure from people asking me to release everything because I trust will give added protection, I agree and that was always my intention.
Just think what it would be the most effective way, and I think so far the best is a documentary made by specialists to explain each image.
Moreover, we must also consider the technical, economic and time constraints faced continually with my family.
While we fight the destructive machinery of the United States, try to lead a life with the common problems of all people.
What was the coverage of the media about his case?
In the United States continue blaming and accusing me of drug addict and alcoholic.
I worked 40 weeks a year in a different city every week, I was in laboratories, secure bunkers and secret places of the U.S. government.
I had a job of great responsibility and had great confidence in me and that he was a drug addict.
It is a strategy to dehumanize and discredit.
The method used is the same as me used to attack Iraq: presenting fraudulent documents and dehumanize the enemy.
How do you analyze your situation in the future?
Really I have no idea.
Every day is like living with a terminal illness, do not know if you will live 30 years or if the next day you are going to attack and going to die.
Trust in government and in the courts, which until this point have defended me.
They recognized that suffer persecution and that the charges against me are unfair.
Distrust in the management and movement that makes the United States and will continue and I do wonder how aggressive will be in the future.
How do you analyze this from the Obama administration about you?
I had high hopes that there is a change, a cultural transformation.
But in reality, the policy remains the same, Guantanamo is still operating, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq continue, and at this time there is another secret performing in Pakistan.
The secret prisons in Europe still work and are slowly militarizing America.
Obama does not want to prosecute officials who tortured in Iraq and does not want to reopen the investigation of 11-S.
U.S. policy is a train driver change but continues on the same tracks.
FEMA Photographer Kurt Sonnenfeld – Complete WTC Photos – Video Slideshow
All of the recently released photos are included, in exact numerical order, of Mr. Sonnenfeld’s release.
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Download the full ZIP archive of all photos here:
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Trailer of “K.S. Files”; The story of US Chemical Weapons Depots
September 10, 2013
Tagged: Documentary, K.S. Files, Movie
On the 9/11 anniversary, “K.S. Files” is unveiled in Iran which is a documentary by Iranian well known filmmaker, Nader Talebzadeh.
The film narrates the story of Kurt Sonnenfeld who is a videographer for FEMA prior to 2002 and was one of four FEMA photographers who were given exclusive access to Ground Zero following the September 11 Attacks in New York in 2001.
“I still have footage of bunkers full of sarin VX and GB warheads, “tonne” containers full of neurotoxins and mustard gas, all of which were banned by the Chemical Weapons Ban Treaty,” he said in his interviews in 2001.
Nasim provides a trailer of this documentary that will be available on the market soon.
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