A new documentary that documents the early days of flat earth conspiracy theories has won the inaugural award for the most popular documentary in Britain.
The film, The Flat Earth, tells the story of Scott Peterson, who made the film in 2015.
The film tells the tale of a man who started a conspiracy theory, claiming the Earth was flat in the early 1980s.
But after Peterson’s film made waves in 2015, his website and social media profiles were taken offline.
Peterson’s documentary, Flat Earth: A New History, is set to premiere in the UK this month and has already been viewed by over 4 million people, according to the BBC.
It is being made by film-maker and author Ben Bova, who is also the co-director of the Flat Earth documentary series, and is also an artist and a researcher.
“We want to give people the chance to get their hands on the story behind this bizarre and often misunderstood conspiracy theory,” Bova said in a statement.
“It’s a story about the human condition, a story that needs to be told.”
The documentary, which is being released in UK cinemas on May 11, tells Peterson’s story, and the wider scientific debate over whether the Earth is flat.
It has been dubbed the most watched documentary of all time in the US.
It follows Peterson, a professor of physics at the University of California at Berkeley, as he attempts to debunk the flat earth theory.
He says that in his first interview with a television interviewer, the presenter said he believed that the Earth orbited the Sun, which was untrue.
“The BBC has changed the story from flat earth to spherical earth, and now I have to explain to people what flat earth actually is, and I can’t,” Peterson said.
Peters documentary follows his efforts to debunk claims about the flat Earth and the history of mankind, which were made in the 1980s and 1990s.
In the film, Peterson also interviews researchers and people who have researched the subject.
“In the past we’ve been told by people like Michael Shermer, who has written books like ‘The Flat Earth Theory’, and other people, that this theory was the best explanation for how life came about, and that there was no other explanation, so the universe was created on a flat surface,” Peterson told CNN.
“What we have discovered is that there are a whole range of theories, and some of them are quite well supported by evidence, and many of them, like the one I was talking about, are completely disproven by other evidence.”‘
I think you’ve got to ask the question’: Scott Peterson on flat earth The documentary follows Peterson’s attempts to answer a range of questions.
“How does the Earth change when it’s at rest?
How does the moon affect it?
Do we get rid of ice?”
Peterson said, according a CNN translation of the interview.
“I think there’s a lot of evidence for the flat-earth idea, and there’s plenty of evidence to show that it’s wrong.”
In 2016, Peterson, now 82, was convicted of two counts of conspiring to obstruct justice and one count of lying to a federal grand jury about his research into the subject of the flat, according the Los Angeles Times.
“My hope is that the public will understand that I am just trying to provide the facts,” Peterson, told the Los Vegas Review Journal in 2015 at the time.
“To my mind, it’s really just a way to get a feel for what’s going on.”
Peterson was sentenced to eight years in prison and ordered to pay $250,000 in fines and restitution to the US government, but he was later freed from prison in 2018 after serving 18 months.