12 January, 2012
"Touched offers a uniquely contemplative perspective on the alien abduction phenomenon and presents the 'experiencers' and their stories with sensitivity and without judgment." - Boston's Weekly Dig
When Harvard psychiatrist John Mack approached filmmaker Laurel Chiten (Twist & Shout, The Jew in the Lotus, Twisted) asking her to make a movie about encounters with aliens, she thought he was crazy. But after meeting some of the so-called "experiencers" she was intruiged; they seemed rather normal and spoke about feelings of connection and longing for these uninvited intruders to return.
She had stumbled into a world filled by people who had been touched by something ... and had their lives blown apart becuase of it.
"I realized I could not figure out the origin of these bizarre stories, nor could I prove or disprove the existence of alien. Instead, I wanted to explore the human drama: who are these people, what has happened to them, and why does this distinguished Harvard professor believe them?"
It is real.
John Mack knew it,
I know it.
KNOW WHEN NOT TO COOPERATE
no envy, no comparison. This is not a theoretical utopia but the actual state of the mind that is constantly inquiring and pursuing that which is true and blessed.
The Book of Life - November 5