The U.S. military conducted routine training exercises across the American Southwest in 2015.
Local headlines were expected to fade after a single news cycle.
But in the Texas heartland a fearful backlash erupted, and the exercises, called 'Jade Helm 15,'
became a national story—with a surprise ending that is still playing out today.
How did this happen?
A found-footage documentary short (14'30", 2022).
Watch a teaser on the next page.
Supported by the Puffin Foundation and by Outpost Artists Resources
with funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.