In 1950, the residents of a desert town in southern New Mexico voted to rename themselves after the game show, Truth or Consequences. Like so many small towns where work is scarce and prospects scarcer, they poured their dreams and fears into the prosperity that might come. Nearly seventy years later, the same hopes and frustrations are playing out as Spaceport America, the world’s first commercial spaceport, is built just outside of town.
Combining observational footage with experimental photogrammetry animations, the documentary paints a portrait of a small American town and what the hope for economic prosperity actually looks like.
Currently in post-production. We are fiscally sponsored by Women Make Movies where you can make a tax deductible donation by visiting their website and scrolling to the end of the page. The film is generously supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the Puffin Foundation.