"A fun and warm-hearted look at a community of doomsayers as they face the day of judgment, it ends up saying a great deal about how we all think.” Louis Theroux, Documentary Filmmaker.
“Right Between Your Ears is an engaging, kind and sober film about a hugely important topic: what happens when people who are absolutely certain of something realize they are wrong. The filmmakers have pinpointed how crucial cognitive dissonance is in many of the world’s problems, and have probed the topic in a really appealing way.”
Jon Ronson, Best-selling author of “The Men Who Stare at Goats” and “The Psychopath Test”.
“A fascinating and disorienting documentary. You’re almost rooting for the world to end so it’s not so awkward for the doomsday group, as their predicted day for the world’s destruction comes and goes” John Safran, Writer & Documentary Filmmaker.
"In a world of increasing division, conflict and violence what could be more important than understanding the mechanisms within ourselves driving us to live this way? The film explores this in the most effective and engaging way using personal stories and neuroscience-based evidence.
When presented at our international secondary school the students watched enthralled and exploded with questions and comments during the Q&A.
For any school interested in fostering self-reflection, inquiry and dialogue the film screening followed by the Q & A session must be an essential activity for all students and teachers. This project has our highest recommendation."
Dr. Gopal Krishnamurthy Co-Principal, Brockwood Park School, UK.
"Really got me thinking about beliefs and dissonance within myself." Student (14-19)
"RIGHT BETWEEN YOUR EARS is a documentary film of rich subtlety and sublime poise. It is carefully conceived, artfully constructed and beautifully narrated. It is rare for a film that covers extreme religious convictions to be done with sensitivity and care, and in a way that does not mock the subject – yet at the same time, allows the case for scrutiny and critical awareness to be built up steadily. This film is a gem – a real masterpiece of documentary filmmaking. I commend it without reservation."
The Dean, Very Revd Prof. Martyn Percy, Christ Church, Oxford, UK
"It helped me see the people that I engage with in my job in a different light." Head of Engagement (research organisation)
"The pyramid from “Mistakes Were Made But Not By Me” is a great, simple analogy to make people realise the self-justification / cognitive dissonance dynamics. There is a lot of talk about media literacy these days. Your film, in conjunction with the book, can contribute to something much wider – more like human literacy." Host of Small Data Forum podcast
"An excellent addition to our pre-sessional programme at The Institute of Ismaili Studies. It engages the students and helps them to think critically about the issues raised in a way that is not prescriptive. The film has acted as an important vehicle for developing critical thinking skills in our students." Dr Roy Wilson, Academic Support Programmes Advisor, IIS, London, UK
"I've been mulling over the film and am seeing some of my personal relationships in a new light. Previously I was feeling quite upset and distressed but now I see it for what it is and I'm not upset anymore." Cynthia, 55