Behind the Curve


TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 Mon, Apr 30, 2018 9:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 Wed, May 2, 2018 1:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 Sun, May 6, 2018 8:30 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Science & Technology
Mystery & Intrigue
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Daniel J. Clark
Producer(s):Caroline Clark
Nick Andert
Daniel J. Clark
Executive Producer(s):Christine O'Malley
Patrick Creadon
Editor(s):Nick Andert
Cinematography:Terrance Stewart
Composer:Bryan Ricker


Centuries ago, many cultures believed the Earth was a flat disc. As scientific thought and technology evolved, the Earth was revealed to be a globe, a view that's widely accepted today—but not by everyone. The flat Earth movement has seen a recent resurgence. These conspiracy theorists deny the scientific model of the globe and join together through conventions, forums and online platforms to discuss their belief system. On the other end of the spectrum, the scientific community aims to counter this resurrected myth, resulting in an ever-growing public battle of conspiracies and anti-intellectualism. Giving a well-rounded look at all sides of the debate, Behind the Curve shows that no matter where you stand on this issue, the conversations and people around it are anything but flat. Gabor Pertic

Additional Information

IDA - "20 IDA-supported Films Screening at Hot Docs."

POV - "Funny and sad as it reveals guirks and contradictions of human nature."

Reel Screen - "Hot Docs ’18: Daniel J. Clark delves into the flat Earth community in “Behind the Curve”"

NOW - 4 Stars, "A remarkably clear-eyed look at the Flat Earth Movement."

Sidewalk Hustle - "The best films to catch at Hot Docs 2018."

VICE - "This Filmmaker Wants Us to Take Flat Earthers Seriously."