The Iranian-American writer-director, is familiar with censorship of his films from his own country when the ayahtollas in Iran banned his 2008 film, The Stoning of Soraya M., because of its in depth examination of the Iranian government.
Regarding the Clintons' pressure, Cyrus Nowrasteh's 2006 film ‘ The Path to 9/11' was no less damaging to them than any of their other past controversial scandal's. According to Breitbart, censoring the film was the only deal the Clinton's would make besides threats of something worse.
As Breitbart’s John Nolte reported last year, the four-hour miniseries from the acclaimed Iranian-American writer-director presents an unflinching dramatization of the events leading up to 9/11, including an examination of then-President Bill Clinton’s failure to capture and kill its chief architect, Osama bin Laden.
Nowrasteh said his miniseries, which won an Emmy and was nominated for six others in 2007, covered the period spanning the World Trade Center attacks of 1993 until September 11, 2001 “in factual detail, which was really the problem for the Clintons because we portray the opportunities that Bill Clinton had to kill bin Laden, and passed on it.”
The film was apparently so politically controversial for the Clintons that Senate Democrats, led by Sen. Harry Reid, reportedly threatened to revoke ABC’s broadcasting license if changes were not made to the film.
“[The Clintons] are out to silence their critics, as aggressively as they can possibly get away with,” Nowrasteh told KSFO. “The suppression of The Path to 9/11, the burying of it, the making sure that no DVD of it was ever released by a major company in this country, was all a direct result of her run for the presidency, her initial run. She was ultimately defeated by Barack Obama, but that’s what it was all about.”