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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Video Short Film "OVERVIEW" ~ The Overview Effect, Interviews With Five Astronauts Who Experienced The Phenomenon Known As 'The Overview Effect'

Watch "OVERVIEW" on YouTube or Vimeo (19 min) Directed by Guy Reid. The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts' perspective of the planet and mankind's place upon it. On the 40th anniversary of the famous 'Blue Marble' photograph taken of Earth from space, The film's producers, The Planetary Collective, present a short film documenting
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' 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.

• EDGAR MITCHELL -- Apollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences
• RON GARAN -- ISS astronaut and founder of humanitarian organization Fragile Oasis
• NICOLE STOTT -- Shuttle and ISS astronaut and member of Fragile Oasis
• JEFF HOFFMAN -- Shuttle astronaut and senior lecturer at MIT
• SHANE KIMBROUGH -- Shuttle/ISS astronaut and Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army
• FRANK WHITE -- space theorist and author of the book 'The Overview Effect'
• DAVID LOY- philosopher and author
• DAVID BEAVER -- philosopher and co-founder of The Overview Institute

Planetary Collective:
Overview Microsite:
Human Suits (original score):

For more information:
The Overview Institute:
Fragile Oasis:

All Images Credits NASA (Flickr Site) and NASA Photos