Craig Baldwin, Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies under America (1992, USA, 49 min)
This is a science fiction collage film, directed by Craig Baldwin. It presents a chronicle and critique of U.S. involvement in Latin America through a pseudo-documentary about an alien invasion. The footage itself comes from a large collection of government and other archival films that had been discarded by institutions switching to VHS. Instead of working from a prepared script, Baldwin edited works from the archive to imply connections and a story. Playing with American paranoia and conspiracy theories, it is a remarkable and unsettling film. When we contacted Mr. Baldwin to arrange the screening, he told us, "tell your students I was right."
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