Monday, February 24, 2020

The chilling EVERYBODY FLIES begins a series of theatrical engagements across the UK starting Wednesday

When you fly you are stuck in a metal tube thousands of feet above the earth. While we are safe from the thin air and low temperatures in the pressurized cabins, we have nowhere to go if something goes wrong. If, for example, there is a problem with the air we can not open a window or step outside. We have to ride it out until the plane lands. What is really scary is that the air we breath is sucked into the cabin comes in through the engines and isn’t filtered. If there is something wrong with the engine, if say the engine oil is leaking, it gets blown into the cabin. While the oil itself is bad enough, the real danger is it contains Tricresyl Phosphate which is deadly. It causes cancer, nerve damage as well as a very long list of other crippling illnesses. Frighteningly it frequently is blown into the cabin of planes where it causes passengers to get temporarily sick and members of the flight crew, who have repeated exposure, to have to retire due to repeated exposure.

If you fly regularly EVERYBODY FLIES will scare the living shit out of you. Even if you don’t fly it will make you think twice about doing it. The fact that there is something scarier than cigarette smoke in the cabin is perfectly chilling. While I have never flown, after seeing this film I kind of never want to.

Director, presenter and former Airline Captain Tristan Loraine, and co-director with Beth Moran have made one hell of a documentary. It brings to light a problem that possibly could cripple or kill anyone who travels by air.  Its also a gripping thriller that lays its cards on the table at the start to grab us and then ratchets things up as you repeatedly ask why no one is really doing anything about this.

I really don't know what to say other than EVERYBODY FLIES is a stunner. What it puts before us is so vitally important that any quibble one might have are not worth mentioning.

A must see.

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