Is the United States military planning to invade Texas and impose martial law? Jade Helm is a found-footage documentary short video asking what is real, what is fake, how we know, and what's at stake in perceiving the difference.
The U.S. military conducted immersive realistic 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—one with a surprise ending that is still playing out today.
How did this happen?
Contact Debi for a teaser for this 15-minute found-footage video.
Production of Jade Helm was supported in part by the Puffin Foundation and an Outpost Artist Resources residency.