From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul> Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 16:50:56 +0100 Archived: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 09:11:11 -0400 Subject: 'Secret Access: UFOs On The Record' A new UFO documentary to get even the sceptics out there wondering... It's based on the New York Times best selling book by Leslie Kean: UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record: http://tinyurl.com/7wpb5kq Click on the pink link above and scroll down to the movie, Or watch it on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D1QRqL09raIQ&feature=3Dplayer_embedded ----- History Channel Gets It Right By Billy Cox Herald Tribune August 26, 2011 Original Link Thursday night=92s =93Secret Access=94 report by The History Channel =97 =93UFOs On The Record=94 =97 is the sort of crisp advocacy journalism one might easily envision in PBS=92 =93Frontline=94 rotation. Focused (if not a tad overproduced), expertly sourced, and devoid of the tripe that too often characterizes network programming on this issue, =93UFOs On The Record=94 is a foundational model for jump- starting a national conversation so desperately overdue. In fact, the logical next question might be: What, exactly, are viewers supposed to do with this material? Contemplating citizen action may seem premature, given the comparatively small niche audience of The History Channel, but at least this week we got a glimpse of what may lie ahead. The 96-minute documentary, built upon Leslie Kean=92s UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record, was produced by filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sudberg, who obviously know what they=92re doing. Having tackled atrocities in Darfur, a racially motivated murder conviction in North Carolina, and America=92s post-9/11 surveillance culture, among other things, Stern and Sudberg have little appetite for equivocation. Like Kean, they made no unsubstantiated claims and dispensed with the uninformed ruminations of so-called UFO skeptics that pass for =93balance=94 in mainstream formulas. Instead, they mined official documents and eyewitnesses to build a compelling case for the serious disconnect between reality and American public policy. For Kean=92s readers, the =93Secret Access=94 treatment covered familiar turf: the Phoenix Lights, the Rendlesham Forest incident, the 1989-90 Belgian wave, etc. But watching many of the players in the book =97 like former Federal Aviation Administration accidents division chief John Callahan, and retired Belgian Gen. Wilfried De Brouwer =97 as they physically reconstructed complex interactions between UFOs and jet planes brought the enormity of the transactions to life. And, fan though I am of the written word, there is no substitute for listening to audiotapes of air traffic/ground crew chatter trying to come to grips with a UFO idling over Chicago=92s O=92Hare International in 2006. =93On The Record=94 also introduced us to eyewitnesses who weren=92t in the book, and gave a sendup to the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena, which is conducting the sort of scientific research that sends our own government into contortions to avoid. And it profiled an innovator who just might someday land the biggest catch of all. Hollywood special effects guru Douglas Trumbull (=93Blade Runner,=94 =93Close Encounters of the Third Kind,=94 =932001: A Space Odyssey=94) can spot UFO fake footage with a craftsman=92s eye. But lately, he=92s applying his technological skills to a mobile camera unit called Ufotog, with which he will scan the skies using optics capable of gauging size, distance, altitude, velocity and trajectory of unidentifieds up there, visible and otherwise. This is exciting stuff. What a rollercoaster month it=92s been for Leslie Kean. The paperback version of UFOs On the Record rolled on Aug. 2, with a fresh endorsement from heavyweight astronomer Derrick Pitts. On Sunday, she was by the side of artist and abduction research pioneer Budd Hopkins when he died at age 80. A couple of days ago, she joined a panel discussion promoting the =93Secret Acess=94 documentary on CNN Headline News (see below). A noteworthy venue, but it should=92ve been even bigger. Things change, inevitably, whether we allow them to or not. Thursday night, we got a glimpse of how a major shift might begin. Given the MSM=92s track record for peddling dumbed-down mediocrity, it=92s unlikely the =93Secret Access=94 piece can provide that momentum swing, which will occur eventually. What it did was remind us of an even more fundamental truth =97 hard work pays off. ----- Dave Haith Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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