Once a photograph of the Earth, taken from outside, is available… a new idea as powerful as any in history will be let loose.
Starting with this quote from astrophysicist Fred Hoyle, the film OVERVIEW explores the changes in perspective that arrived with manned space flights and accompanying images that showed, for the first time in human history, the tenuous piece of real estate on which we all reside. When viewed from this vantage point, the Earth exists as a complete and unified whole, virtually free of any arbitrary divisions created by humankind. It also appears fragile and alone, something that needs to be fought for, cherished, and protected.
It’s a brilliant and beautiful film. It may be the most wonderful thing I’ve seen so far this year.