Overview, The Film

On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents 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.

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. 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.

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5 Responses to "Overview, The Film"

  1. GreenBuddha3  February 27, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    I think everyone should watch this. We are all one!

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  2. Derek Elgenia  April 11, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    so glad I watched the! i’m high so it just blow my mind!

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  3. name  July 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    yeah … I know that my comment will left “there somwhere” but is anyone impressed by that faceshit think that implies you to comment from his platform first ?

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