Through exclusive interviews with Apollo 8 astronauts, this documentary tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968.
AWARDS: Audience Award. AFI DOCS/ Best Documentary Short. Raindance Film Festiva
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Tribeca Film Festival/ AFI Docs/ Raindance Film Festival/ Camden International Film Festival/ Mill Valley Film Festival/ DOC NYC/ Rhode Island International Film Festival/ Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival/ Denver Film Festival/ InScience International Science Film Festival Nijmegen/ Jackson Hole Science Media Awards
Earthrise. The first glimpse of planet Earth from space
Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, the film recounts their experiences and memories and explores the beauty, awe, and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space.
This iconic image had a powerful impact on the astronauts and the world, offering a perspective that transcended national, political, and religious boundaries.
Told 50 years later, Earthrise compels us to remember this shift and to reflect on the Earth as a shared home.