Why Kirby Ferguson's This Is Not A Conspiracy Theory is the most important film of the year

Conspiracy

The conspiracy theory is one of the phenomenons of our age. As soon as anything significant happens, whether it's a terrorist attack or a controversial court judgement, the web fills up with people speculating about which shadowy organisation is really behind it all. Kirby Ferguson, whose brilliant film series Everything is a Remix looked at how all ideas borrow from what came before, tackles this subject in his latest film, This is not a Conspiracy Theory. The trailer for the production is below.

Whether you agree with him or not, what Ferguson has to say is intelligent, well thought-out and a refreshing change from the prejuidce-driven bile that often characterises political discussion online. Starting off with Jack Ruby's assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald, the series will look at the history of conspiracies from the early ’60s  to today, examining why we're no longer prepared to take anything at face value. It's a fascinating topic. 

If you want to know more about Ferguson, you can read our interview with him in Issue Eight of Umbrella.  To sign up to see the film in full, you can do so at http://thisisnotaconspiracytheory.com








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