OVERVIEW: An Incredible Mini-Doc Featuring Five Decades Of Extraterrestrial Photography And Cinematography

Looking for your daily inspiration? Look no further. As a result of the famous Blue Marble photograph, author Frank White coined the term 'The Overview Effect.' The Overview Effect is the reaction most astronauts have to seeing the Earth from space: common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnectedness of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment. In This documentary, over fifty years' worth of incredible footage is cut with interviews of astronauts who try to explain what it's like to see our planet from space. Whether it's timelapse footage, stills, or video that you're into, you'll find plenty of each to appreciate here.

Not only is this just a fantastic little documentary, but it's a testament to the power of an image. Even if this sort of thing doesn't interest you, you will be able to appreciate the spectacular imagery that has been compiled here. I found it was well worth the 20 minute runtime, which is saying something in today's 'tl;dr' culture.

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Spy Black's picture

Fuckin' ay...

Wow

It's always blowminding to see our living place from a larger point of view ... a good reminder on how small we are ... but also on how much we do impact our planet !