Above image - "Pope Benedict XVI greets the Naudet brothers.thedailystamford.com" (*)
"....Stamford Filmmaker Focuses on Faith....02/05/11
Stamford resident Jules Naudet took a leap of faith a few years ago and landed face to face with some of the world's most influential spiritual leaders. The Emmy Award-winning filmmaker recorded his conversations with them for a 2007 documentary that examines religion from a variety of perspectives.
Naudet will screen "In God's Name" at the Ferguson Library at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16. A forum on "My Neighbor's Faith" will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at the library. Both events are free and open to all.
"What we wanted was really to try and connect people. The idea came after the whole mosque at Ground Zero thing," Naudet said, referring to protests over plans for a Muslim community center near the site of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. "I didn't believe that was the way we should approach a true dialogue. There were a lot of misconceptions, fear and lack of understanding."
Naudet was at the World Trade Center during the attacks, working on a documentary about New York firefighters. He happened to capture the first destructive plane on film. Footage shot that day became the documentary "9/11," which aired on CBS-TV.
Like many, Naudet was introspective after the attacks. "It forced us to ask, 'Why am I here? What does it all mean?'" said Naudet, 37, a Paris native who came to the United States in 1989. After marrying in 2002, he and wife Jacqueline considered Stamford a good place to raise a family. They have two children, ages 5 and 7.
Naudet works with brother Gedeon, also a filmmaker. They tried to "go back to the basics" with "In God's Name," said Naudet. "One thing that unites all of us is the thirst for a higher meaning."
The program is co-sponsored by the InterFaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut and the Mayor's Multicultural Council of Stamford.
Is this an event you'd like to attend? Is this a documentary you'd like to see? What specific topics would you like the forum to address?
Air France Flight 8969 was an Air France flight that was hijacked on 24 December 1994 by the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) at Algiers, where they killed three passengers, with the intention to crash it on the Eiffel tower in Paris. When the aircraft reached Marseille, the GIGN, an intervention group of the French Gendarmerie, stormed the plane and killed all four hijackers. The GIA's plan appeared to foreshadow the 11 September attacks. Thomas Sancton of TIME magazine described the event as "one of the most successful anti-terrorist operations in history."
".....As a result of the damage to the aircraft, the A300 was written off. Several hours after the incident ended, the Armed Islamic Group, which had claimed responsibility for the event, killed four Roman Catholic priests in retaliation in Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria. Three of the priests were French, while one was Belgian..........."
"......A former militant group leader admitted that the men had planned to detonate the aircraft over the Eiffel Tower. The militant group never again attempted this plot. Pasqua said that if the militants crashed an aircraft on the Eiffel Tower or the Élysées Palace they would have committed what they would believe to be "an extraordinary feat."......."
A French police trade union on Friday dismissed criticism of the special operation to neutralize the Toulouse gunman, Mohammed Merah, who claimed responsibility for killing seven people in a wave of shootings.
Merah was killed on Thursday when police stormed the apartment where he was holed up.
Christian Prouteau, the founder of the GIGN, an elite French police unit that was not involved in the Toulouse operation, questioned the way it was carried out.
Above image - logo of "General Directorate for External Security Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure". Words: "In every place where necessity makes law" - URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direction_g%C3%A9n%C3%A9rale_de_la_s%C3%A9curit%C3%A9_ext%C3%A9rieure
Aboved image - "Jules Clément Naudet (born Paris, France, April 26, 1973) and Thomas Gédéon Naudet (born Paris, France, March 27, 1970) are French-born American filmmakers. The brothers, residents of the United States since 1989, were in New York City at the time of the September 11 attacks to film a documentary on members of the Engine 7, Ladder 1 firehouse in Lower Manhattan. Jules captured footage of American Airlines Flight 11 hitting the North tower of the World Trade Center. The footage shot in 2001 would become the 2002 documentary, 9/11." - URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naudet_brothers
See also the video:
"WTC1 North Tower Plane Impact on 9/11 - Naudet " - URL: http://youtu.be/Ys41jnL2Elk
"French documentary brothers recount 9/11 survival tale" URL - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUjodHayCu8
[The text was re-edited today 15 Aug 2012 but exclusively as pertains the format (links, type of characters, etc.]
(As I have no time, no resources, no money, no support at disposition, it is clear that what I wrote is affected by many errors and uncorrectness. I am not a prostitute lay journalist of this dirty Vatican 'tollerant' regime called 'democracy'. I have not the 51% of the Bank of America supporting my writings. I don't control the Casinò of Ostenda and neither Citroen and Peugeot as the General Superior did at least in 1958. So corrections and additions could appear in the future)