By all accounts, something amazing and indescribable happens when you hover above the earth. Yes, we’ve all got some idea what it must look like thanks to all the beautiful, awe-inspiring HD images and videos that are out there. But, really being there in a solitary, silent, reflective moment, hovering over the perfect, glowing unity that encapsulates all we’ve ever known and will know as a species for the foreseeable future- that is something else entirely.
Until we’re no longer uninitiated space muggles, this short documentary featuring astronauts, philosophers, artists and a heap of stunning images is closest we’ll get to knowing what that magical beyond belief moment must be like.
“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.”