Makhmalbaf 9/11 Symbolism

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Similarly, Makhmalbaf has produced a film with a simple storyline, however there are a number of symbolisms that each convey its own message. God, Construction, Destruction or otherwise known as Iran 11’09’’01 comes from a collection of short films, made by different directors, where each shows a different perception and response towards the September eleven attacks. Makhmalbaf has utilised a child’s innocent perspective of the world to convey her message in a way where it would not be judgmental or conflicting to the audience, as seen in the way the group of refugee Afghan kids incorporate God into their debate regarding the 9/11 attack, as they say things like “God doesn’t only destroy humans”. The children does not yet understand the horror,
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