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Please Remove Your Shoes (2010)

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A documentary about the US government's broken promise to keep our airlines secure, and the personal stories of a few people who know the truth - congressmen, air marshals, aviation ... See full summary »

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John Adler ...
Himself - Federal Law Enforcement Officers Assoc.
Mohammad Atta ...
Himself (archive footage)
Malcolm Bennett ...
Checkpoint Security Guard
Kathleen Berrick ...
Herself - Managing Director, Homeland Security and Justice
Steven Bierfeldt ...
Himself
P. Jeffrey Black ...
Himself - U.S. Federal Air Marshal
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Herself - California Senator (archive footage)
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Herself -New York Senator (archive footage) (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)
Jeffrey Denning ...
Himself - U.S. Federal Air Marshal
Byron Dorgan ...
Himself - North Dakota Senator (archive footage)
Bogdan Dzakovic ...
Himself - FAA Security Special Agent
Steve Elson ...
Himself - FAA Security Special Agent
Frederick Gevalt ...
Man in the Airplane Aisle
Kip Hawley ...
Himself - TSA Administrator 2005-2009 (archive footage)
Audrey Hudson ...
Herself - Homeland Security Reporter Washington Times
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A documentary about the US government's broken promise to keep our airlines secure, and the personal stories of a few people who know the truth - congressmen, air marshals, aviation security employees. It will make you angry and flying in an airplane may never be the same again. Written by Anonymous

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Catching a flight will never be the same again.


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1 July 2010 (USA)  »

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Myten om amerikansk flygsäkerhet  »

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Referenced in The Hour: Episode #7.40 (2010) See more »

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A look at the reality (and failures) of air passenger security
11 April 2011 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Anybody who has been through airport security with a critical mind must have wondered just what is the point of frisking the 80 year old lady in front of them, what danger a bottle of water actually represents and whether there is really any point in removing one's computer from its case.

The answer this film gives is, as a lot of people suspect, that this is all security theater - designed not to increase security but rather the perception of security. It's main concern is to give the traveling public reassurance rather than actual safety.

Narrated by former TSA agents and air marshals, this film gives an alarming insight into the reality of airport security. The testers of security (red team) who were beating security so often that they were withdrawn - they made the agency look bad. The focus on whistle-blowers rather than the real concerns which they illuminated. In one case the screeners caught the water bottle at the top of the bag, removed it and passed the bag back to the red team member with the assembled bomb still in place at the bottom of the bag.

This film is a damning indictment of the bureaucracy that is the TSA. It also should be a real worry to anyone who is planning on flying anytime soon.


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