• “A Reason to Believe” – outstanding new documentary on the psychology of belief

    Last year, I was interviewed by Sedona, Arizona-based filmmakers Ben Fama Jr. and his wife Mesa Fama for a new documentary they were working on that examined the question “Why do we believe?” Their previous work has won numerous awards, and their short film A Virus called Fear (below) is particularly good.

    This month, Ben and Mesa launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the completion of the documentary, which is titled A Reason to Believe. They have completed interviews with myself, Michael Shermer (publisher of Skeptic magazine and noted author), Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist, Peter Boghossian (philosopher and author of A Manual For Creating Atheists), and a number of, shall we say, less than skeptical thought leaders as well, including Betsy Chasse (co-director of What the Bleep Do We Know?). Now, they are focusing on editing these hours of video into a cohesive whole, and could use your help.


    In it’s first five days, the campaign has already raised over $10,300, which is a third of the ultimate goal. There are some great rewards and benefits for backing it, and the trailer for the documentary is outstanding.

    So, go over there, support a skeptic filmmaker trying to answer big questions, and spread the word!

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    Article by: Caleb Lack

    Caleb Lack is the author of "Great Plains Skeptic" on SIN, as well as a clinical psychologist, professor, and researcher. His website contains many more exciting details, visit it at www.caleblack.com