Featuring: Bill Anders, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
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Presented by: POV/American Documentary, WNET/Thirteen, Intrepid Air and Space Museum
Join us for a screening and discussion of the award-winning film Earthrise.
Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. 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. The film features Apollo 8 astronauts Bill Anders, Frank Borman, and Jim Lovell.
The documentary had its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival and won the Audience Award for Best Short at AFI Docs – it will premiere on POV’s newest documentary strand, POV Shorts, and is produced in partnership with New York Times Op-Docs and This American Life. Watch the PBS broadcast on WNET/Thirteen on November 19th.
The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion.
In honor of “Education Day” at Photoville, the Intrepid Air and Space Museum will provide a portable planetarium. Participants are given an opportunity to experience the journey of astronauts as they navigate the stars.