In 1950, the residents of a small desert town in southern New Mexico voted to rename themselves after the most popular radio show, Truth or Consequences. As with many small American towns, they hoped to finally live up to their potential and turn an economically depressed place into a world-class destination. Sixty years later, the same endless optimism and disillusioned frustration is playing out as the world’s first commercial Spaceport is built 20 miles outside of town. Similarly drawn to the remoteness of the New Mexican desert, both the residents and the Spaceport seek the freedoms of isolation and the age old promise of the frontier.
Through an intimate combination of observational and poetic filmmaking, the documentary will focus on the daily actions, interactions and words of the residents. Intertwined with the more traditional documentary footage will be experimental photogrammetry animations of the landscape and the spaceport.
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