A+ A A-

VIDEO: Overview Effect - Astronauts life changing view of earth from space

Screen shot 2013-02-21 at 12.49.19On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presented a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.

The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment.

 

 

CAST

• EDGAR MITCHELL – Apollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences
• RON GARAN – ISS astronaut and founder of humanitarian organization Fragile Oasis
• NICOLE STOTT – Shuttle and ISS astronaut and member of Fragile Oasis
• JEFF HOFFMAN – Shuttle astronaut and senior lecturer at MIT
• SHANE KIMBROUGH – Shuttle/ISS astronaut and Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army
• FRANK WHITE – space theorist and author of the book ‘The Overview Effect’
• DAVID LOY- philosopher and author
• DAVID BEAVER – philosopher and co-founder of The Overview Institute

CREW

Produced by: GUY REID, STEVE KENNEDY, CHRISTOPHER FERSTAD
Director: GUY REID
Editor: STEVE KENNEDY
Director of Photography: CHRISTOPHER FERSTAD
Original Score: HUMAN SUITS
Dubbing Mixer: PATCH MORRISON

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Filmed with Canon 5D Mk ii.
Additional footage from NASA / ESA archives
Duration: 19 minute

Planetary Collective: planetarycollective.com/
Overview Microsite: overviewthemovie.com/
Human Suits (original score): humansuits.com/

For more information:
The Overview Institute: overviewinstitute.org/
Fragile Oasis: fragileoasis.org/

More Other Articles

Featured Articles

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
Prev Next
MiRA BCN 2014: Fabra i Coats

MiRA BCN 2014: Fabr…

For the first time we covered one of Barcelona's most interesting festivals: the 4th edition of MiRA. Bigger and better than ever but still cutting ...

Read more
OCHRE INTERVIEW

OCHRE INTERVIEW

It is with great pleasure that we present this complete interview with Christopher Leary, better known as Ochre. Who's performing for the first time...

Read more
EGG BOX 011: Parks (Парки) & Norge

EGG BOX 011: Parks …

Welcome the 11th Egg Box Podcast. This time we decided to invite Parks again, with a special request: it has to be with Norge, his son, and it has to ...

Read more
LAWRENCE ENGLISH INTERVIEW

LAWRENCE ENGLISH IN…

Lawrence English is a multifacetic artist. A major exponent of the wave of Australian talents calling the world's attention.  Lawrence English...

Read more
Morning Gloryville Barcelona- Rave your way into the day!

Morning Gloryville …

Evolution, fun and love, are the three words that Charo and Franckie describe their unique and popular event. During a number of months they were thin...

Read more
EGG BOX 010: Odd Nosdam

EGG BOX 010: Odd No…

Say hello to our 10th edition of the Egg Box Podcast. This time we welcome Odd Nosdam, a legend hailing from Berkeley (USA) and a fundamental pie...

Read more

BCN EVENTS CALENDER

Advertisement

All Rights Reserved © Relevant BCN 2013

Login

Sign In

User Registration
or Cancel