They Rode the Flying Saucers is a documentary feature about the extraordinary people from the 1950s and 1960s who called themselves “Contactees.” ¬†They claimed face-to-face extraterrestrial contact with human-like beings who were here to save us from ourselves and our human tendency toward self-destruction. ¬†Coming from the shock of World War II and the increasingly frightening Cold War, the Contactees urged humanity to seek more peaceful means of co-existing with one another on this planet. Currently in production, this film features original audio from the Contactees, original animation, and interviews with Contactees, scholars and authors who discuss how society of mid-century America influenced them, and what impact the Contactees had, even to this day.