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January 30, 2016
By Craig McKee
I really want to see this film. But first it has to get made.
Investigative journalist Massimo Mazzucco, producer/director of the five-hour 9/11 documentary September 11: The New Pearl Harbor, is now applying his considerable talents to another of the great deceptions of our time. In a new film called American Moon he will examine all the evidence that the Apollo missions were frauds.
“If you realize what it means, that they were able to pull this hoax on the whole world in the 1960s, then you understand many more things they could be capable of, including 9/11,” Mazzucco said in an interview from his home in Italy.
“The Moon hoax is so much larger than anything that has ever been perpetrated. By proving that one, I think you establish a very good starting point for those who need to open their eyes a little bit to see what’s going on.”
Mazzucco is currently raising the funds to complete the project, although he has already been working on it for more than a year. He hopes to release the film sometime in 2016. He is using the gofundme fundraising page to raise money to cover the film’s $75,000 budget, although he says he can go forward as long as he raises at least $30,000 to cover basic expenses. You can contribute to the film and watch Mazzucco’s introduction to the project here.
American Moon will examine several different types of evidence, particularly the photographic record. This is important to Mazzucco who was a professional photographer for more than 20 years. He has concluded from the research he has already done that all the photography and television images we saw, allegedly from the Moon, were not created there.
“The images are not from the Moon – none of them. Not from Apollo 11 to 17.”
He adds: “I’m not saying we never went to the Moon period, because there are many possibilities, but my theory is that the Apollo missions as such, what we were sold as trips to the Moon, were not.”
Mazzucco purchased from NASA all the television footage that was allegedly shot on the Moon (he estimates between 20 and 30 hours) and has gone through it all very carefully. He says the thing that was most clear to him is that the alleged lunar photography was all faked.
“When you analyze all those endless hours you see so many things that are wrong. My problem is that it’s easy for me as a professional, as a photographer, to see where the problems are. The problem is how to make it convincing for those who are not, the general public.”
The filmmaker says he has already started to interview some of the photographers he has worked with in the past about their assessment of the images.
“Basically, when they saw the pictures they were laughing,” he says. “For a professional photographer, you look at those pictures and you start laughing. It’s a joke. So I’d like to make that statement as clear as possible.”
One thing that 9/11 truthers and those who research false flag operations of all kinds are very hesitant to do is to question the Apollo Moon missions. So it will also be interesting to see how members of the Truth Movement react to Mazzucco taking on this subject. While there are a fair number of truthers who don’t believe we went to the Moon, many are afraid that admitting this will hurt their credibility.
Mazzucco says he has wanted to make a film about the Moon hoax for about 10 years, but it always seemed that something else was more urgent. He says he finally concluded that if he was ever going to do it, now is the time, particularly with the 50th anniversary of the first launch coming up in 2019.
One of the most striking things about the Apollo 11 mission was the demeanor of the three astronauts after they returned to Earth. At the post-mission press conference Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins looked positively depressed, not what you’d expect to see from three men who achieved such a monumental feat.
“These guys are honest guys,” Mazzucco says. “These guys got themselves into something that was much bigger than them. They realized far too late that you could not pull out and you just had to play the game.”
One of the greatest oddities of the supposed Moon missions is that no one has attempted to “return” there in the intervening 43 years. A hint might be contained in a recent NASA video about the Orion mission to take astronauts to Mars. In the video Orion: Trial by Fire, NASA engineer Kelly Smith, who works on navigation and guidance on the Orion project, makes this astonishing statement:
“As we get further away from Earth, we’ll pass through the Van Allen belts, an area of dangerous radiation. Radiation like this can harm the guidance systems, onboard computers, or other electronics on Orion. Naturally, we have to pass through this danger zone twice, once up and once back. But Orion has protection. Shielding will be put to the test as Orion cuts through the waves of radiation. Censors aboard will record radiation levels for scientists to study. We must solve these problems before we send people through this region of space.”
As Dave McGowan pointed out in his series “Wagging the Moondoggie,” it seems that the 1960s technology that got the Apollo astronauts through this region of “dangerous radiation” almost 50 years ago without any shielding at all cannot be duplicated now.
Mazzucco asks: “If it’s true it was harmless in 1969, which we pretend to accept, why now is NASA worried and has to make special studies before they send people through it?”
The approach he uses is different from what you’ll see from many other documentarians who have explored deceptions and conspiracies. He doesn’t just present a case based on an examination of the evidence, he also examines the arguments put forward by the so-called “debunkers” in response. Then he answers the debunkers. He says his philosophy is that he only uses an argument when he has a conclusive counter argument to what the debunkers have said. This technique was used very effectively in New Pearl Harbor.
“After the experience with 9/11 the main thing that I’ve learned is that you don’t just expose what you think is false. You have to take into consideration also what the answer from the debunkers is or could be on that particular accusation you are making. And if you can also close the door to their answer, that’s when you have a winning point.”
The Italian filmmaker’s documentaries are about helping us to recognize deceptions so that we can reduce the chance being deceived in the future.
“All my films have a common thread, which is the great lies of history,” he says. “So the more lies you can see and the bigger the lies were, the more I would hope that people become more skeptical before the swallow another one. That is the ultimate purpose of all these films that I’m making, so that in the future people are less gullible.”
The filmmaker has made a number of documentary films that address huge lies, although he is probably best known for New Pearl Harbor. His other films include The New American Century, Cancer – The Forbidden Cures, The True History of Marijuana, The Second Dallas – Who Killed RFK?, and UFOs and the Military Elite.
Mazzucco will highlight a number of other areas of Apollo evidence in his latest film that will show how the story is false. One of those is the clear evidence that cables were used to suspend the astronauts and even to lift them to their feet.
“You cannot prove they used cables but there were situations in which you could not get up or move in a way you do unless you were aided by cables. So you can actually prove they are there even though you cannot see them.”
One subject often raised concerns whether the lighting could really have come from the Sun and whether shadows contradicted the claim that the images were created on the Moon. Mazzucco makes an important point concerning this when he says that sometimes shadows can appear to converge, particularly when the light source is coming from behind the camera. This convergence is due to the effect of perspective. But, he adds, there are a number of shadows that appear to be going in multiple directions that cannot be the result of perspective.
A key clue that the lighting was artificial is revealed when there appear to be “hotspots” or areas where the surface is more brightly illuminated than others close by. This, he says, indicates a light source that is quite close – not the Sun.
“When you use an artificial light, no matter how powerful, there will be a place in the image where the light drops. And you cannot use multiple sources without creating multiple shadows, and therefore you give it away.”
He’ll also address the hot and cold temperature extremes on the Moon, which he says would have made it impossible for the Hasselblad camera to function – among many other things.
One of the most dramatic pieces of evidence ever discovered that the Apollo missions were faked is the footage obtained by researcher Bart Sibrel from NASA. Sibrel says he was sent some film that was not intended to be seen by the public. This shows Apollo 11 supposedly halfway to the Moon, about 130,000 miles from Earth. We see the Earth appearing to be a long way away and we overhear Armstrong saying that the camera is filling up the only window facing the Earth. But then lights go on in the capsule and we see that the camera was on the other side of the craft and that the window now appears to be filled with light, possibly reflecting from the Earth with the spacecraft in low Earth orbit. It also appears that some kind of transparency has been clipped to the window.
This is seen at the 32-minute mark of Bart Sibrel’s film A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon and at the 13-minute mark of the documentary What Happened on the Moon.
If New Pearl Harbor is any indication of the kind of professional and exhaustive analysis that Mazzucco will bring to the subject of the Apollo missions, then American Moon will be an important film to see.