Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The Conspiracy



What is it about us that makes us susceptible to conspiracy theories? Is it cultural? A suspicion of authority that causes us to search for proof that they're not to be fully trusted? Or is it biological? An innate need to find patterns and connections in things?

The Conspiracy doesn't answer these questions, but it does show us how compelling conspiracy theories can be, and how easy it is to get caught up in that world.

Documentary filmmakers Aaron and Jim are making a movie about Terrance, a local conspiracy theorist. Terrance never reveals which conspiracy he's researching, but whatever it is, it's big. Aaron and Jim do their best to maintain an appropriate objectivity with regards to their subject, but after he vanishes and his apartment is cleared out, Aaron is compelled to finish Terrance's work.

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