DocNight: The Wonder Of It All
USA, 2007, 83 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Documentary, Educational, Historic, Nature
Director Jeffrey Roth In-Person!
In May 1961, President John F. Kennedy spoke the immortal words; “I believe that this nation should commit itself, to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.” These words changed the lives of twelve men who became known as “Moonwalkers.” The journey began there and continues on in Jeffrey Roth’s documentary, The Wonder Of It All.
Seven of the surviving Moonwalkers warmly reflect on the monumental quest which captivated the world. Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Edgar Mitchell, John Young, Charles Duke, Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt share personal stories about their childhood, historic moonwalks, what it took to get them there and their lives since coming back to Earth. The Wonder Of It All focuses on the experiences that continue to shape the lives of the Moonwalkers today. The years since have allowed for introspection and each man is thoughtful and candid whether speaking about training, the tragedies, the camaraderie, or the effect it all had on their families. Weaving the astronauts’ insightful interviews with NASA archival footage forms an engaging narrative that is ever mindful of the historical context.
The Wonder of it All Trailer
DIRECTOR: Jeffrey Roth
US Distributor: Rainstorm Entertainment
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