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Overview

The film documents astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect. 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" features interviews with five astronauts who have experienced this phenomenon, alongside insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment.

Director(s): Guy Reid
Script: Guy Reid, Steve Kennedy
Music: Justin Radford, Maximilian Fyfe
Actors: Edgar Mitchell, Ron Garan, Nicole Stott, Jeff Hoffman, Shane Kimbrough, Frank White, David Loy, David Beaver
 
Year: 2012
Duration: 19 min
Our age recommendation: 14
Language (audio): English
Country of origin:
Shooting Locations: in space, United States
 
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Main topic(s): Human Potential
Secondary topics: spirituality
Mentions: overview effect planet earth space outer space universe astronaut
Topic Page(s): Human Potential Positive Films

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