Centered on Richard Doty, a former USA government agent tasked with deceiving UFO conspiracy theorists, the documentary »Mirage Men« examines the mythology surrounding the alien phenomenon; revealing that the subculture that it has spawned might all be the result of a well-organized and efficient fabrication.

The film explores a world where information and disinformation have converged and blended to such a degree that it is close to impossible to figure out who is telling the truth and who is not. The film posits that the USA government has misled, manipulated and corrupted those who believe in alien life for decades in an attempt to distract them from real, classified operations and to cover up evidence.

»Mirage Men« seduces and provokes the audience and makes them question their own perception of what constitutes truth. One of the film’s interviewees describes the USA government’s plot as “a fractured hall of mirrors with a quicksand floor”, yet the three directors effectively navigate the film through such slippery terrain.

Mirage Men poster
Title
Mirage Men
Director
John Lundberg
Country
Great Britain
Length
85 min
Festival
2013
Section
Documania
Language
English
Premiere status
Nordic Premiere
Production year
2013
Original title
Mirage Men
Producer
John Lundberg, Roland Denning, Kypros Kyprianou
Script
Mark Pilkington

You might also like

See all films from the 2013 festival