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Right Between Your Ears: Film Screening and Q&A

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Now more than ever there is an ever increasing prevalence of detachment between political ideologies. How did we get here?

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Award-winning documentary about how people believe, how we turn beliefs into certainties and mistake them for the truth, seen through the eyes of people who became convinced of a date for the end of the world and then discovered they were wrong.

Many people have a strong sense that their views are right and couldn’t possibly be wrong. So how do we come to hold an unshakable conviction and why is it hard to consider that we could be mistaken?

Through the eyes of people who became convinced of a date for the end of the world, Right Between Your Ears explores how people believe, how we turn beliefs into certainties, and mistake them for the truth. A stock trader with a young family, a philosophy student about to graduate and a retail manager who became so convinced she quit her job of 18 years. As they face the consequences of their conviction, neuroscience and social psychology offer insights into how we can become convinced we’re right, even when we’re wrong.

“A fun and warm-hearted look at a community of doomsayers as they face the day of judgment, it ends up saying a great deal about how we all think.”

Louis Theroux (documentary filmmaker)

“Right Between Your Ears is an engaging, kind and sober film about a hugely important topic: what happens when people who are absolutely certain of something realize they are wrong? The filmmakers have pinpointed how crucial cognitive dissonance is in many of the world’s problems, and have probed the topic in a really appealing way.”

Jon Ronson (journalist and author of “The Men Who Stare at Goats” and “The Psychopath Test”)

“A fascinating and disorienting documentary. You’re almost rooting for the world to end so it’s not so awkward for the doomsday group, as their predicted day for the world’s destruction comes and goes”

John Safran (writer & documentary filmmaker)

Festival Screenings & Awards

Astra Film Festival 2016 - Official Selection

American Psychological Association Film Festival 2017 - Official Selection

Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival 2017 - Special Mention

Sydney Lift-Off Film Festival 2017 - Best Feature Documentary

London Lift-Off Film Festival 2017 - Nominated for Lift Off Season Awards

Lift Off Global Network 2017 - Best Feature Documentary Season Award

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival 2018, USA - Official Selection

DocVille 2018, Belgium - Official Selection

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