Earthrise tells the story of the iconic image of the Earth taken from space in 1968 on Apollo 8. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, the film recounts their experiences and memories and explores the beauty, awe, and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space. Earthrise director, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, will join the discussion following viewing of the film.
Taken 50 years ago, the Earthrise photograph had an everlasting impact on the astronauts and humanity, offering a powerful perspective that transcended national, political, and religious boundaries. The photograph helped kickstart the environmental movement and is one of the most iconic and widely reproduced and distributed images in history. The Earthrise photograph helped humanity to see our Earth as one ecosystem. Offering an opportunity to remember this shift, the photograph compels us to reflect on the Earth as a shared home at this unprecedented time in history.
Facilitated by: Faculty from the McAuliffe Initiative for Climate Education
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee is an award-winning filmmaker and composer. His work has been featured on National Geographic, PBS, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Outside Magazine, exhibited at The Smithsonian and screened at festivals and theaters worldwide.
The Global Oneness Project believes that stories play a powerful role in education. Founded in 2006, as an initiative of Kalliopeia Foundation, they are committed to the exploration of cultural, environmental, and social issues.