Boston International Film Festival Session 13 Saturday June 9, 2007 4:00PM TO 5:45PM AMC/LOEWS Boston Common: 175 Tremont St. Boston
What’s going on up there? (56min)
People have been talking about space since the first humans lifted their eyes to ponder the stars. Like many of the technologies we now take for granted, people have come to see space exploration as something that happens almost automatically.This film examines the risks and benefits of sacrifices made on the road to revitalizing the space industry. From hard- working scientists and environmentalists--even a college student in Kuwait who wants to be the first Muslim woman in space--to Hollywood filmmakers, entrepreneurs, psychiatrists, historians, lawyers and pre-schoolers, this doc offers conversations with professionals and ordinary citizens on all sides of the space debate. Introduced by Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek), who once again asks us what Earthlings will do with the final frontier.