Great Balls of Fire
Leon Grodski (US 2001, 6:33 mins)
Jimmy, homeless in NYC on 911 commenting on the attack on the World Trade Centre (WTC). Calls the WTC the “Towers of Babylon”, states that the craziest people are in America, where people are still fighting a civil (race) war whilst we cut to footage of the WTC on fire from the artist’s window. Jimmy critiques the hypocrisy of America, arguing that the assasination of JFK was celebrated in Dallas, whereas international terror attacks, rather than domestic, are swiflty condemned, those whom act them out are deemed “nuts” and domestic terrorists are largely ignored and regarded as above national condemnation and criticism.