DOC NYC wrapped up last Wednesday after showcasing hundreds of creative documentary films that shines a light on untold stories. The new documentary “Fight for Space” explores the past, present and future of the US Space program and argues for the benefits of human space exploration. The film examines the historical, political events that led to the Space Race and a cultural interest in space travel as well as the decline of NASA’s budget since 1968. Through interviews with such industry professionals like Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye, as well astronauts, politicians and scientists, “Fight for Space” serves as an urgent call to reawaken our sense of wonder and travel to the far-reaches of the universe. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
The film is written, produced, and directed by Paul J. Hildebrandt, who is a team member of the Institute for Interstellar Studies. It’s executive produced by Scott Brown, who previously produced and directed short films like “The Intermission Man,” “Shakespeare’s Dead” and “Little Boba.” The film’s score was composed by Ron Jones, the man behind the music of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Family Guy.”
“Fight for Space” had its world premiere last week on Monday, November 14 at the IFC Center as a part of DOC NYC.