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The documentary provides a testament to NASA's Apollo program of the 1960s and '70s. The score by Brian Eno underscores the strangeness, wonder, and and beauty of the astronauts' experiences, experiences which they were privileged to have for a first time 'for all mankind.'
It could be argued that the Apollo missions were essentially a big, expensive photo opportunity for the propaganda machine of the Cold War, but Reinert's film serves to remind us that they also redefined who, where and why we are.
November 13, 2009
Q Network Film Desk
encapsulates with great power the wonderment of something that too many of us now take for granted