In several airports across the world, news of the attacks of September 11, 2001, is being hectically broadcast. Flights are cancelled. Air traffic is interrupted. The trapped travelers (the Chorus) must wait. Some panic, others pray, and others cry or call loved ones. Powerless, trembling, they watch the flood of images from New York arriving via American television channels. Among them, five travelers split off from the crowd. An old, deranged woman haunts the airport’s law-free zones. She is the voice of the dead, the disappeared: the voice of this infant 21st century of fury and of faith, where the gods steal from her what she calls “her children”: soldiers, combatants, mujahideen, victims, kamikazes…
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