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June 15, 2009





LOS ANGELES, CA -- What on Earth? -- "Inside the Crop Circle Mystery," an award-winning feature-length documentary film, has just been released on DVD.


A long time producer of events and projects having to do with our consciousness and

our worldview, filmmaker Suzanne Taylor tracks her interactions, in England, over six summers, with an international community of visionary artists, scientists, philosophers, mathematicians, educators, writers, and farmers who marvel at crop circles.


The superstars of the film are the circles, which remain an unexplained global phenomenon that has puzzled humanity for centuries -- the photography is awe-inspiring. A question that's addressed by the interviewees is why something so startling and spectacular is largely ignored.


Circle enthusiasts, who converge in England every summer to go circle-chasing and indulge in circle analysis, talk about why they are so taken by this phenomenon. Evidence is presented that challenges the idea that all the glyphs are made by people, and the motives of hoaxers, who make some of the formations, is a subject for speculation. Interviewees also give viewpoints about who or what is delivering the formations that can’t be accounted for as coming from people, and why they are being created.


“The most startling revelations we get from the circles come from their shapes,” says a character in the movie. “Mathematical information encoded in them delivers a virtual curriculum in number and geometry.” Also, the circles are looked at as art, as instigators to reexamine ancient knowledge lost to a culture that has become separated from nature, and as coming from a source that is aware of us and delivering patterns that point to events on Earth as well as in response to whims and wishes of individuals and groups.
In the film, people speculate about what the effect would be if it were officially declared that the circles aren't being made by people. “If that happened,” says Taylor, “it would get us thinking as one humanity in relation to ‘the other,’ which would be the best position from which to work cooperatively to solve the problems we all share.” Questions also are raised as to whether, if were we open to circlemakers who come from elsewhere, they might offer advanced technologies to help us as we run out of resources and heat up the planet.


The DVD of What on Earth? also contains outstanding bonus material. It includes commentary by researchers about their favorite circles; an alternative opening that delivers more information about the filmmaker; a moving eulogy about Pulitzer Prize winner, John Mack, a Harvard psychiatry professor who was enamored with the circles and is in the film; a music video of a crop circle song that’s in the soundtrack of the movie; and a gorgeous montage of circles.


After a preview screening in February, at the UFO Conference in Laughlin, Nevada,

What on Earth? garnered the award in the conference’s film track for best feature documentary. In April, the movie was the only film shown at the X-Conference, in the Washington, DC area. The X-Conference is an annual gathering to address the politics and implications of the UFO/ET issue: exopolitics. Taylor will take the film to England, in July, for a screening at the Glastonbury Symposium, a major crop circle conference that’s held yearly.


It is the filmmaker’s hope that those in power turn their attention to the phenomenon to examine the available evidence. With our fingers in the dike to solve the pressing problems that challenge us on planet Earth, her hope is that the announcement of the reality of an ET engagement with us will shift the worldview that holds all our problems in place. See her petition, “A Call for an Investigation of What is Known about Crop Circles”: http://TheConversation.org/call.php.


To learn more about the movie, to view the trailer, and to place orders for the DVD,

visit www.WhatOnEarthTheMovie.com


"PAL format is coming this summer." The price for both PAL and NTSC is 15 pounds. The DVD is a feature documentary, 81 minutes long, with lots of bonus material.