In 1950, the residents of a small desert town in southern New Mexico voted to rename themselves after the most popular game show of the time, Truth or Consequences. Underneath the quirky publicity stunt was a desperation shared by many – hope for economic salvation. Sixty years later, the same hopes and frustrations are playing out as 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 in flux through the untold stories, days and lives of the people who live there.
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