The Overview Effect

Overview Effect

This is a short film in which five astronauts who travelled to space and had the chance to look back and see the earth discuss the effect that has had on their outlook.

An interesting comment is made by the Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who said that when they were going to the Moon all their focus was on what the Moon was going to look like, but the real revelation was when they looked back and saw what the Earth looked like.

The film also includes short interviews with David Loy, David Beaver and Frank White who discuss the implications of the experience of seeing the earth from space.

All of this is set against a backdrop of some of the most beautiful photography taken on these voyages, of the Earth from far away, hanging in deep space, and closer up, in which we see no boundaries, only the relatedness of all places and creatures.


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