26 de agosto de 2016

Afronauts

(2014) A ragtag group of Zambian exiles tries to beat America to the Moon.

Afronauts

(2014) A ragtag group of Zambian exiles tries to beat America to the Moon.

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Afronauts

A short film by Frances Bodomo, tells an alternative history of the nineteen sixties Zambian space program, the brainchild of Edward Makuka Nkoloso. A World War II veteran and school teacher, Nkoloso founded the Zambia National Academy of Science, Space Research and Philosophy and conscripted twelve astronauts into the country’s race to the moon, including Matha Mwambwa, a seventeen-year-old girl who eventually become the program’s lead cadet.