Right Between Your Ears
Have you ever been convinced of something, beyond all doubt?
21 May 2020 It's 9 years ago today that the people in Right Between Your Ears came to realise that, no matter how sincere our convictions can be, it doesn't guarantee that our beliefs are true.
In these days of Covid-19, all sorts of rumours are spreading around the world like wildfire and to understand how this can happen Right Between Your Ears is as relevant as ever. The story of the May 21 believers shows us how we can become convinced of something, even if it isn't true, and why it can be so hard to admit we might be wrong.
Given its nine years anniversary and the relevance of the film to the situation of today, we are making Right Between Your Ears available to watch for free, here on this page. If the film resonates with you, please share it with your friends, colleagues and family, and feel free to drop us a line via the Contact page or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
Many people have a strong sense that their views are right and couldn't possibly be wrong. So how do we come to hold strong convictions and why is it hard to consider we could be mistaken?
Through the eyes of a group of people convinced that they knew the date for the end of the world, Right Between Your Ears explores how people believe, how we turn beliefs into certainties, and mistake them for the truth.
A stock trader with a young family, a philosophy student about to graduate, and a retail manager who became so convinced she quit her job of 18 years. Crossing the boundaries between belief, psychology and neuroscience, the film reveals how we can become convinced we're right, even when we're wrong.
"An engaging, kind and sober film about a hugely important topic: what happens when people who are certain of something realize they are wrong."
Jon Ronson - author
"A fun and warm-hearted look at a community of doomsayers as they face the day of jugdment, it ends up saying a great deal about how we all think."
Louis Theroux - documentary filmmaker
The full (63min) version of the film is available to watch on Vimeo or VHX.
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Distributor: Java Films.