Monday, October 10, 2011

a serious documentary on UFO abduction

This busy title graphic doesn't reflect the sparse and level-headed tone of the film-making.

UFOs: The Secret History is a very serious documentary created for Canadian television. It is shot almost entirely with just a stationary camera and people speaking about the issues surrounding the phenomenon. This is entirely engaging, and a welcome relief compare to the frenetic pace of cable TV documentaries designed for zero attention span.

Budd Hopkins shares his insight from his time researching the phenomenon.

What is most impressive is that there is over 2 hours and 23 minutes of bonus interviews as part of the DVD package, and that's what I've included above. This extra footage features a series of interviews focused entirely on the UFO abduction phenomenon. The video features Budd Hopkins, David Jacobs, Jerome Clark, Dr. Janet Elizabeth Colli, Travis Walton, mythologists, psychologists, and a series of abductees sharing their personal experiences.

I haven't watched the documentary in it's entirety, nor have I watched all of the bonus interviews. But I feel I've seen enough to recommend this long set of conversations. I deeply respect the filmmaker, David Cherniack, for treating the viewer as an grown-up.

The video is available for purchase in three discs, with a total of 290 minutes in length.

4 comments:

Brownie said...

Thanks for posting this Mike! I subscribed and will most definitely watch it.

~ Susan

Trish said...

Thanks for the info, Mike! It's on my list.

Red Pill Junkie said...

Ok, who else moaned at the 11:00 minute? :P

Red Pill Junkie said...

PS: What do you guys think of Jacob's stubbornness against the 'Imaginal realm' at 2:00:00?