New World Order (film)

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New World Order
New World Order (2009 film) 1a.jpg
Directed by Luke Meyer
Andrew Neel
Produced by Tom Davis
Music by Jonn Ollsin
Jonah Rapino
Cinematography Luke Meyer
Andrew Neel
Edited by Nathan S. Caswell
Production
  company
SeeThink Films
Distributed by Independent Film Channel
Release date(s)
  • March 13, 2009 (2009-03-13) (South by Southwest)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

New World Order is a 2009 American documentary film directed by Luke Meyer and Andrew Neel. It explores conspiracy theorists who are committed to vigorously opposing what they believe to be an emerging "New World Order".

Plot[edit]

The film concentrates on the activities of Alex Jones, Jim Tucker, Jack McLamb, and Luke Rudkowski, with particular focus on their efforts to expose the highly secretive meetings of the Bilderberg Group, promote the 9/11 Truth Movement, and oppose the erosion of traditional American, Constitutionally-based civil and political rights and liberties.

In an interview with Oxford Film Freak, Luke Meyer said he and partner Andrew Neel decided to make the documentary because, "I have always been interested in people who refuse to accept the standard belief systems, who do what they want or what they feel they have to regardless of what other people think." Neel added, "I thought conspiracy theorists were interesting because they see the world in a very different way... I wanted to know what it was like to be one of them."[1]

The film contains archival footage of then-President George W. Bush, then-Senator (now Vice President) Joe Biden, Senator John McCain, and former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. It also includes appearances by Jim Marrs and Geraldo Rivera.

The film premiered at South by Southwest on March 13, 2009, and Independent Film Channel began broadcasting it on April 16.

Critical reception[edit]

In his review of the film for the magazine Wired, Lewis Wallace writes, "As New World Order follows Jones and some of his fellow conspiracy mongers, it delivers a fascinating look at true believers who are desperate to expose the supposed sins of politicians and business chieftains...the movie introduces the real people whose lives are in some instances consumed by these exotic ideas."[2]

In his IGN review, Christopher Monfette writes, "New World Order is a fascinating, confusing, moving, frustrating, multi-layered documentary that sheds light on a group we might otherwise purposefully keep in the darkness. Without agenda or judgment, we are left to decide on our own how we feel, and for a documentary in a day when documentaries are notoriously manipulative, that's a mark of excellence." The film is rated a 7 on a ten scale.[3]

Don R. Lewis writes for Film Threat, "New World Order is an intriguing, evenhanded peek into a world all around us that we never really see."[4]

See also[edit]

  • Darkon, another documentary from the same director and producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford Film Freak interview with Luke Meyer and Andrew Neel
  2. ^ Wired magazine "SXSW: New World Order Illuminates Conspiracy Theorists," by Lewis Wallce (March 14th, 2009 - retrieved on May 11th, 2009).
  3. ^ IGN "SXSW 09: New World Order Review: A fascinating documentary about conspiracy theorists," by Christoper Monfette (March 16th, 2009 - retrieved on May 11th, 2009).
  4. ^ Film Threat "New World Order," by Don R. Lewis (March 14th, 2009 - retrieved on May 11th, 2009).

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