Sedona MUFON is proud to screen Randall Nickerson's acclaimed documentary on the 1994 Ariel School sighting witnessed by 60 kids in rural Ruwa in Zimbabwe.

The screening is on Sunday, July 21 at 6:00 pm at the Global Center for Christ Consciousness.

In 1994, over sixty schoolchildren witnessed an unidentifiedcraft land outside their schoolyard. Over 25 years later, this incident is still fresh in students’ memories. In this first feature documentary about the Ariel School UFO incident, a young woman journeys back to the school in rural Zimbabwe in search of answers - and the courage to speak the truth.


Along the way, the audience meets Dr. John Mack and respected BBC war correspondent Tim Leach, both forever changed by their investigations and experiences.

For the eyewitness students, investigators, and those around them, what began as an investigation into an extraordinary incident transforms into something equally as remarkable: a genuinely human story that explores what happens when you experience something so extraordinary that nobody believes you.

Directed by Randall Nickerson with a cinematic score by Nathaniel Walcott (Fault in Our Stars; member, Bright Eyes), and editing/writing by Christopher Seward of Fahrenheit 911, Sicko, and Sundance Grand Jury-winning One Child Nation, the film blends stunning wildlife cinematography and a poignant musical score to create a documentary well outside the expected genre.


Rotten Tomatoes: 100% Critics / 93% Audience

IMDB: 7.5/10

Amazon: 4.6/5

Press & Reviews (more on website):

  • Listed as #1 in Entertainment Weekly's "UFO Documentaries to Watch Now"
  • Review & articles in NPR, Los Angeles Times, Washington Examiner, The DebriefEntertainment Weekly, and more.
  • “A unique and moving film, made with humanity, honesty, and a sense of awe. I highly recommend it.” - New York Timescontributor Leslie Kean.
  • “An extraordinary portrait of the psychology of human experience.” - Mitch Horowitz, PEN Award-winning Author and Historian.
  • “...there is undeniable power in hearing the recollections of people who shared something so remarkable and so inexplicable.” - Noel Murray, LA Times.
  • “...the success of Nickerson’s work is that it leaves us with more compelling questions than easy answers.” -Tom Rogan, Washington Examiner.
  • “Powerful, life-affirming, and brought me to tears.” - Josh Boone, Fault in Our Stars, The Stand.
  • Further acclaim from former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Christopher Mellon, Emmy-award-winning actor and filmmaker Dan Aykroyd, and top critics.

The Ariel Phenomenon Team

Now on iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and Amazon Prime US & UK

🍅100% Rotten Tomatoes🍅 ~ 🌟7.5 IMDB🌟

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