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MIPCOM Picks 2013: “Mirage Men”

Partners: Produced by Perception Management; distributed by Cargo Films and Releasing Length: 1 x 85 minutes Premiered: June 2013 (Sheffield Doc/Fest) Rights available: Worldwide Based on the book of the same name by British ...
September 1, 2013

Partners: Produced by Perception Management; distributed by Cargo Films and Releasing

Length: 1 x 85 minutes

Premiered: June 2013 (Sheffield Doc/Fest)

Rights available: Worldwide

Based on the book of the same name by British journalist Mark Pilkington (also one of the film’s producers), this project puts forward the argument that the U.S. government planted misinformation about extraterrestrials and UFOs to distract the American public and foreign governments from its own advanced technology programs. Central characters in the film include former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence officer Richard Doty, who shares some of the lengths his department went to in order to keep peoples’ eyes on the skies. The nuggets unearthed in Mirage Men should be of great interest to an audience beyond conspiracy theorists and science-fiction fans.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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