With unprecedented access to the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, NASA, the SETI Institute, and military advisors, the film builds a chillingly believable scenario of first contact on Earth, beginning with the simplest of questions we might ask of our alien visitors: Why are you here? How do you think? What do you see in us that we don’t see in ourselves?
The implications unfold within a landscape of everyday sights and sounds turned bizarre and extraordinary, as if seen through the eyes of an alien life form. Acclaimed film director Michael Madsen takes viewers on a journey beyond their terrestrial perspective and into the unknown, revealing the fears, hopes, and rituals of a species forced not only to confront alien life forms that may or may not view us as a threat, but also its own self image and the most difficult questions of all: “Who are we?”