Conspiracy theory, that keyword that has somehow entered our everyday lexicon, is a term often used to compartmentalise any narrative that can’t be filed under consensus. Ranging from a lizard alien super race, to everyday political and scientific discourse, why has this banner become such a catch all garbage can for anything we find difficult to confront, explain, or investigate?
Pop culture has elevated the term in recent decades, but with the onset of Covid in 2020, the world witnessed a flood of accusations against commentators and even widely cited scientists, propelling this term to the forefront of daily media coverage. What lays behind it and why have the distinctions between science and pseudo science become so fogged?
Do we really benefit from such simplistic, one size fits all terminology and is it possible we’re at a point where our own information technology has become weaponised against us?
Using archive and contemporary material, the documentary will reach back to the historic roots of the modern term “conspiracy theory” and attempt to piece together a picture of how we got to where we are.
“Tin Foiled” will be a mid length documentary releasing online, Winter 22/23 It will be the first release in the Para/Dox strand of films, a broad anthology series, relating to conspiracy, the paranormal and pop culture themes.
“Tin Foiled” will be a mid length documentary in the Para/Dox strand of films, a broad anthology series, relating to conspiracy, the paranormal and pop culture themes, launching in 2022….to stay up to date with announcements, please either subscribe to the blog, or you can follow Chill Factor Films on Instagram.