Kirby Ferguson has been making wonderful bite-sized documentaries for years. His latest project is This is Not a Conspiracy Theory, a documentary film released in parts, examining the phenomenon of the conspiracy theory in culture.

In this first short installment, Ferguson traces the origin of the conspiracy theory to a certain assassination in November, 1963. This is well worth a look, and I can't wait for the rest of the series. Have a look:

I saw an early cut of this some months back at a festival. I think it's going to be great -- crop circles, Roswell, The Matrix, Bigfoot, all cut from the same psychological cloth? Sign me up.

(If you're curious about that teaser at the very end, go watch this.)