InScience Film Festival
The Space Race

The Space Race

Film

  • Language talk: Dutch
  •  - 
  • LUX 6
  • € 12,50

The bright dreams of Afrofuturism come true in The Space Race, an inspiring portrait of pioneering black pilots, scientists and engineers who joined NASA to serve their country in space – even as that same country fails to achieve equality for all its citizens on earth. 

This documentary weaves together the stories of black astronauts who battled deep social injustice by reaching for the stars, showing us new heroes to honor and fresh history to explore. 


TALK In de strijd tegen sociale ongelijkheid speelt representatie een zeer belangrijke rol. Dat weten ook de samenstellers van het boek Bedtijdverhalen voor rebelse meisjes. Schrijfster en vertaalster Laila de Miranda, die  meewerkte aan de twee Nederlandse edities van het boek, vertelt over het belang van representatie in (kinder)boeken. De Miranda trapt het gesprek af met een spoken word performance. 

Voertaal: Nederlands

The Space Race

The Space Race

The bright dreams of Afrofuturism come true in The Space Race, an inspiring portrait of pioneering black pilots, scientists and engineers who joined NASA to serve their country in space – even as that same country fails to achieve equality for all its citizens on earth. This documentary weaves together the stories of black astronauts who battled deep social injustice by reaching for the stars, showing us new heroes to honor and fresh history to explore.

Director
Lisa Cortés, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza
Country
United States
Length
90 min
Theme
-
Type Film
Documentary
Year
2023
Language
English
Subtitle
-
The Syrian Cosmonaut

The Syrian Cosmonaut

In this story as if from a Hollywood blockbuster, a man went off into space and disappeared. This Syrian military member became the country’s first cosmonaut. His space mission was a success, but life on Earth turned out to be much harder.

Director
Charles Emir Richards
Country
Turkey
Length
13 min
Theme
-
Type Film
Short, Documentary
Premiere
Dutch premiere
Year
2022
Language
Turkish
Subtitle
English

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