9/11 Cinema: ‘The Siege’ Foreshadowed America’s Dark Transformation

FBI Special Agent Anthony Hubbard (Screen shot from the promotional trailer for “The Siege” and fair use for the purposes of commentary)

[Editor’s Note: This is the first in The Dissenter’s weekly series on 9/11 and its impact on cinema, which will be published as a companion to our series, “Twenty Years In A Security State.”]

Yunis Shokuri, who was a Guantanamo Bay prisoner for over 13 years, once recalled the plot of “The Siege” when he appeared before a military tribunal. “The…