It’s only the truth if it feels like the truth.
This simple and banal wisdom is the basic idea behind the “School of Truth”. That school is an alternative educational institution that teaches kids only the essential things they need in life: an unwavering confidence to be right about everything. Be it chemtrails, the pharmaceutical industry or secret societies – only this school explicitly teaches, what’s really going on out there.
This satirical film was shot in December 2015 at a movie project at the Freie Werkschule in Meissen, Germany. Students as well as professional actors participated in the project.
About the filmmaking process
One day I had to realize grudgingly that a lot of my facebook friends and people I had known since childhood were seriously convinced of some of the most absurd theories. Among them were tinfoil claims like this:
- Germany is only a limited liability company owned by the Americans.
- The government is spraying poisonous substances on the population via airplanes.
- For years the pharmaceutical industry has been keeping secret a remedy for cancer to continue earning money with chemotherapy.
I realized that there was no room for factual debate with people who cling to such theories. Fascinated and frustrated I did some research into conspiracy theories, why people believe in them and how to confront (or avoid) them.
And I decided to make a movie about them. I asked myself the question: What would happen if such people founded a school? Lo and behold! With some financial support from the Americans, the pharmaceutical industry and some donators who don’t want to be named publicly, I could shoot the movie.
Photos of the Film Shooting