:Or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees.
Incredibly strange film by David Blair, set in Alamagordo and surrounds, during the Gulf War. Its labyrinthine structure is too complex to be gotten into here, but it has to do with the musings of a man called Jacob Maker, a technician at White Sands and beekeeper, whose grandparents were spiritualists involved with photographing and communicating (by radio) with ghosts found by scanning their next-of-kin. The rigors of his job (which have to do with computerized missle guidance systems begin to tell on him, and he goes stark raving loony, in full living color, before our very eyes. The film is notable for pioneering computer animation, the structure noted before, and its strangely ambiguous ending, which the filmmaker stresses is not a happy one, despite all appearences.