The Space Shuttle Challenger

Experimental Documentary, HD, 9:32 mins, 2017

Director / Writer / Producer 

[FR]: La Navette Spatiale Challenger

[ES] : El Transbordador Espacial Challenger

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Disponible con subtítulos en español.


REVIEWS / CATALOGUE NOTES


SYNOPSIS

[EN] : Through found footage, The Space Shuttle Challenger entwines the Challenger disaster, Guantanamo Bay, Chile’s coup d’état and the experience of being 16. It reflects on the personal impact of large events in world history and small moments of hope that survive.

[ES] : A través de imágenes encontrados, El Transbordador Espacial Challenger vincula el desastre Challenger, la Bahía de Guantánamo, el golpe de estado chileno y la experiencia de tener 16. Refleja sobre el impacto personal de grandes eventos de la historia mundial y los pequeños momentos de esperanza que sobreviven.

[FR] À travers des images récupérées, La Navette Spatiale Challenger fait s’entrelacer l’accident de la navette Challenger, la baie de Guantanamo, le coup d’état au Chili, et l’expérience d’avoir 16. Il reflète l’impact personnel des grands évènements de l’histoire du monde et des petits moments d’espoir qui restent.


AWARDS


FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

  • Images Festival (Toronto, Canada) – 2017
  • Vancouver Latin Film Festival (Vancouver, Canada) – 2017
  • Antimatter (Victoria, Canada) – 2017
  • Curtocircuito (Santiago de Compostela, Spain) – 2017
  • Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (Jihlava, Czech Republic) – 2017
  • Athens International Film + Video Festival (Athens, USA) – 2018
  • Chicago Underground Film Festival (Chicago, USA) – 2018
  • Festival des cinémas différents et expérimentaux de Paris (Paris, France) – 2018
  • Alucine Latin Film and Media Arts Festival (Toronto, Canada) – 2018
  • Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – 2018
  • This Human World: International Human Rights Film Festival (Vienna, Austria) – 2018
  • ICDOCS (Iowa City, USA) – 2019
  • San Diego Underground Film Festival (San Diego, USA) – 2019
  • Arizona Underground Film Festival (Tucscon, USA) – 2019

CURATED SCREENINGS / EXHIBITIONS

  • Mujer Artista: Speaking in Tongues, aceartinc (Winnipeg, Canada) – 2017
  • Memoria, curated by Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento, presented at Centro Cultural Recoleta (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – 2019
  • Unless You’re Living It: Dis/Integration Shorts, curated by the re:assemblage collective, presented at Arkipel: Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival (Jakarta, Indonesia) – 2019

ADDITIONAL CREDITS

  • Editing – Chad Tremblay
  • Audio Recording – Kevin Lee Burton

in memory
Leonardo Henrichsen
QEPD


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