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Make Tea Not War
Posted by EarlG in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Fri Sep 08th 2006, 09:52 AM
This morning, an interview with Harvey Keitel (who stars in "The Path to 9/11") reveals the following:

Keitel: Yea, I had questions about events – material I was given in the Path to 9/11 that I did raise questions about. Yes, I had some conflicts there.

Q: How was that met?

Keitel: With discussion... ummm with argument. When I received the script it said ABC history project – I took it to be exactly what they presented to me. History – and that facts were correct. It turned out not all the facts were correct and ABC set about trying to heal that problem. In some instances it was too late because we had begun.

Yesterday, DUer shewhomustbeobeyed discovered that David Cunningham, director of "The Path to 9/11," is the son of Loren Cunningham, founder of the worldwide evangelical group Youth With a Mission.

Youth With a Mission has an "auxiliary branch" called The Film Institute.

Members of The Film Institute write:

TFI's first project is a doozy: simply being referred to as: The Untitled History Project, it is already being called the television event of the decade and not one second has been put to film yet. Talk about great expectations!

Our goal is to help filmmakers, actors, technicians, etc. realize their God given potential and purpose in perhaps the most influential sphere of modern culture - film and television.

Here's more information on the "Untitled History Project":

Our next big project is to assist in the development of the new YWAM auxiliary - The Film Institute (TFI). The Film Institute is dedicated to a Godly transformation and revolution TO and THROUGH the Film and Television industry;

TO it, by serving, living humbly with integrity in what is often a world driven by selfish ambition, power an money - transforming lives from within, and THROUGH it, by creating relevant and evocative content which promotes Godly principles of Truth married with Love.

The Untitled History Project Begins Production July 25th.

Mysteriously, the pages containing those quotes - which were freely available on the Internet until yesterday - have been deleted. Here are links to the now-deleted originals:

http://www.markandkrista.com/4559.html
http://www.markandkrista.com/30257.html

Fortunately Google's cache has preserved these pages. See here and here.

A WhoIs search reveals that markandkrista.com is registered to Mark Harris at Youth With a Mission. Last year Mark Harris spoke at Youth With a Mission's "Viva Latin America conference."

Here's a snip from the report:

Mark Harris spoke following Braulia and showed a DVD clip by film director David L. Cunningham, who together with others has formed a YWAM auxiliary called The Film Institute (TFI). One goal of TFI is to fast-track UofN School of Digital Film interns, placing them within the film industry, not to give them jobs, but so that they can begin to impact and transform Hollywood from the inside out.

UofN is University of the Nations - Youth With a Mission's "global training network."

UPDATE ONE

From mhatrw:

At the moment, ABC officials are calling the miniseries "Untitled Commission Report" and producers refer to it as the "Untitled History Project."

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,163964...

But it's being filmed relatively quietly. No production announcement has been made, and it's being shot around town under the nondescript working-title "Untitled History Project."

http://jam.canoe.ca/Television/2005/07/27/...

UHP Productions will be on site filming a miniseries starring Harvey Keitel (of Reservoir Dogs, and Pulp Fiction fame), Patricia Heaton (best known as Debra Barone from Everybody Loves Raymond), and former “New Kid On the Block”, Donnie Wahlberg. The production is currently referred to as the Untitled History Project.

http://www.myhamilton.ca/myhamilton/Cityan...

Who are "UHP Productions"? IMDB lists them as only producing one movie:

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0163444

UHP Productions doesn't even appear to have a website. I'm guessing "UHP" stands for "Untitled History Project."

UPDATE TWO

From markam:

UHP Productions is a corporation registered in California:

UHP PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Number: C2727420 Date Filed: 3/24/2005 Status: active
Jurisdiction: California
Address
2400 WEST ALAMEDA AVE
BURBANK, CA 91521

Agent for Service of Process
MARSHA L REED
500 SOUTH BUENA VISTA ST
BURBANK, CA 91521-0105

Marsha L. Reed was (at least as of March 14 2005) Disney's Corporate Secretary.

500 South Buena Vista St, Burbank, CA, is the address of Walt Disney corporate headquarters.

2400 West Alameda Avenue, Burbank, has a Google Maps listing but no search results explaining what's at that address.

Further searching reveals that 2400 Alameda Avenue, Burbank, is - or at least was in 1946 - a Disney office.

Serious question, because I honestly don't know the answer: is it common practice to create a "ghost production company" in order to conceal who is really making a particular movie?


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Meanwhile I notice that despite ABC's backtracking, a full page ad for "The Path to 9/11" which appeared today in the Cedar Rapids Gazette is emblazoned with the tag line: "Based on the 9/11 Commission Report."

That's it. None of ABC's recent ass-covering disclaimers like "The Path to 9/11 is a dramatization, not a documentary, drawn from a variety of sources, including the 9/11 commission report, other published materials and from personal interviews."

No mention of the fact that one of those sources, John Miller, is currently a member of the Bush administration working as assistant director of public affairs for the FBI.

And no mention in the ad that this movie is a dramatization.

Nope, according to their advertising campaign, "The Path to 9/11" is "Based on the 9/11 Commission Report" and features "The years that led up to it. Everything that might have prevented it."

ABC knows exactly what they're doing, and their reassurances over the past couple of days mean nothing. They know that the movie is propaganda created by an agenda-driven organization, they know it contains blatant lies, and they're going ahead full steam with their plan to use the anniversary of the deaths of 3,000 people to broadcast their smear campaign over the public airwaves.

Think this is outrageous? Well, you must just be a Clintonista.
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