Second 9/11 See the Evidence Exhibition Rotorua – A Worthwhile Event
Report by Peter and Mike
The 9/11 See the Evidence exhibition was held for the second time at the Rotorua Convention Centre on Saturday 20, Sunday 21 and Monday 22 September 2014.
We were delighted this year to display the images of the digital billboard of WTC7 in Times Square in a prominent poster with Mike’s new impressive model of the WTC complex underneath.
The exhibition also featured the looping clip of the compilation film of the ae911truth Experts Speak Out (the first four minutes summarising the new laws such as the NDAA) plus Solving the Mystery of Building 7 which captivated many of our visitors.
It was disappointing that our saturation leaflet mail drop and the media coverage we received in the Rotorua Review, along with Phillip’s interview on More FM, did not bring as many people as we expected, as the numbers attending were down on last year’s exhibition. There could have been several reasons for this: Saturday was voting day and the weather was bad with heavy rain. However, we still had over 60 people attend on Saturday, 80 people attend on the Sunday and over 50 on the Monday which was good for a working day.
Despite the lower numbers, the people attending were fascinated with the exhibition. As we experienced last year, many people had never even heard of WTC7. This year we had a diverse group of people through, including visitors from the US. A young American student and his mother read every word and took all our information cards and the Experts Speak Out DVD. Even though they walked around a bit stunned and were very quiet, they thanked us afterwards and said “Incredible, I never knew about any of this”.
We observed some people who were obviously in a state of cognitive dissonance as they soon realised that the information on the panels was conflicting with the official story. Some people made some disparaging comments such as “Why are you doing this exhibition?”, “Why are you telling us these things?”, “Why did we not see this information at the New York Memorial Exhibition?”. However, the majority of visitors supported what we were doing. For many people it was extremely informative and they thanked us as they left or made generous Koha donations.
One woman initially made a $2 donation, then a few minutes later after going back to read some of the panels, returned a second to give another $5. Then amazingly after she had left, returned half an hour later just to drop another $10 in the Koha box! Clearly the exhibition had a strong effect on her.
We received the typical questions people have when learning about this information for the first time such as “What happened to the four planes? and what about the passengers?” We encouraged people not to get bogged down with those details and to just focus on WTC7 and the unnatural ‘collapses’ of WTC1 & 2 and encouraged them to do their own further research. Free copies of Experts Speak Out and the ae911truth info flyer were available for visitors to take away.
Overall we felt the exhibition was a worthwhile event, and we are sure it will remain in the hearts and minds of those who visited. If anyone in other areas would like to exhibit the work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org