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Child of the Earth

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2019

Claudio Fäh / Short Documentary / Switzerland, United States of America / 2018 / 12 min / Colour / DCP / In English
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.


The overview effect is the sensation described by astronauts looking back at the Earth from space: an overwhelming sense of the fragility of life on our planet, and a connection to the whole human race. Former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski calls it "a profound life experience that stirs the soul". Can Kevin, a teenage patient in hospice care, experience the same effect through virtual reality? Donning a VR helmet, he embarks on a mission to the International Space Station to find out.


Claudio Fäh
Claudio Fäh & Adam Recht
Anne Walser, Roland Stebler, Claudio Fäh
Adam Recht
Executive Producer
Jean de Meuron
Marcus Trumpp
Florian Stadler
Production Company
C-Films, Nima Productions
Kevin Flores

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