These Places We’ve Learned To Call Home

Country: USA
Duration: 32 mins
Available Format/s: BluRay


Oppenheimer slips into the militia groups of the American heartland passing himself off as an alien abductee. By infiltrating militia groups and telling the story of a fellow UFO passenger who was impregnated by the aliens, Oppenheimer immediately gained the trust of the militia members. They figured that ‘no one from the federal government would infiltrate as an alien abductee’. The film juxtaposes images of chaos, destruction and cruelty with snippets of conversations with members of militias and white supremacist groups, plus sequences of performance art, to create an evocative, unsettling work of contemporary Americana.Winner of the Gold Spire Award, San Francisco Film Festival, 1997

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