This insightful and majestic
documentary has been faithfully pieced together by David Sington who
brings together the members of the various Apollo missions to the
moon and uses actual footage with engaging documentaries to tell
Even though many of these men are
considered modern heroes, Sington gives us an almost earthly
approach to this documentary as they bring together their
experiences and challenges that they faced.
Ironically, all the Apollo astronauts
were former test pilots for the American military who even today are
still the only men to have ever worked on the moon. The interviews
with the various Apollo astronauts is quite fascinating as they link
their experiences with the current political climate of the time
with issues such as the Vietnam war.
While some astronauts engulfed their
unique experience as an opportunity of a lifetime, others were a
little more wary, given the fact that they were a considerable
distance from their home planet which only grew their bond between
Earth and themselves.
With some amazing video footage, In the
Shadow of the Moon is an almost behind the scenes documentary of the
risks and rewards that only a few men will ever get to experience.
Behind the Shadow
Australian exclusive interview with director David Sington
Original theatrical trailer