“Not because it is easy, but because it is hard”

The fact that man has been to the Moon is undoubtedly one of the most significant achievements of the last century. This pair of documentaries cover the journey there in different but complementary ways.

2009 #40
In the Shadow of the Moon

“The telling is dominated by the words of the actual astronauts, describing their personal experiences and feelings. Rather than following a mission-by-mission chronology it mixes all their stories together, thereby telling the tale of a journey to the Moon and exploring its surface only once.” Read more…

2009 #42
For All Mankind

“aims to recreate the feeling and experience of travelling to the moon, not the hard facts of who went when and how it was done. As such it is both beautiful and artistic, featuring stunning photography that has been sensitively edited and scored.” Read more…


Also note The Right Stuff, the fact-based drama that tells the story of the men who paved the way for the Apollo missions.

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