INFORMATION
Saturday

3 Short Films Made on an iPhone- Jason Massot

w/
Q&A
11:00
Hall
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Aliens! Quantum Weirdness! Conspiracy!

Three fictional documentaries about delusion, disinformation and despair in an era of public oversharing.

 

Anyone with a phone and a conspiratorial mindset can now make viral ‘content’. Social media is awash with videos made by New Age influencers, alien abductees, conspiracy theorists, anti-vaxxers etc. These alternative beliefs are wildly popular and often have real world consequences. For many viewers, this is secret information that they believe the media and political elites are hiding from them.

 

Shot on an iPhone, these short films are imagined online videos made by the conspiracists themselves. Who are they? What drives them? Is conspiracy a way to make sense of a senseless world?

 

In an age of alternative facts, viral half-truths and predatory Big Tech, it has become increasingly difficult to distinguish truth from lies, reality from fantasy.

 

Conspiracy is the water in which we all swim.

Followed by Q&A hosted by Lasse Johansson

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