Features In the Shadow of the Moon, The Motorcycle Diaries and Touching the Void.
In the Shadow of the Moon
Between 1968 and 1972, the world watched in awe each time an American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon. Only 12 men walked upon its surface and they remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. In The Shadow of the Moon, brings together for the first, and very possibly the last time, surviving crew members from every single Apollo mission which flew to the Moon, and allows them to tell their story in their own words. Beautifully shot, this riveting first-hand testimony is interwoven with visually stunning archive material which has been re-mastered from the original NASA film footage – much of it never used before.
The Motorcycle Diaries
Based on the journals of both Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna) and Ernesto Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal), the man who would later become ‘Che’, The Motorcycle Diaries follows a journey of self-discovery, tracing the origins of a revolutionary heart. With a highly romantic sense of adventure, the two friends leave their familiar surroundings in Buenos Aires on an epic eight month journey that takes them across Latin America. From the heights of Machu Picchu to the depths of the Peruvian Amazon, their experiences awaken in them the men they will later become.
Touching the Void
May, 1985--Peru, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, ambitious young mountaineers, set off to scale the hitherto unclimbed West Face of Siula Grande, a remote and treacherous peak in the Peruvian Andes. Simpson and Yates reach the summit but shortly after starting the descent, an accident turns their daring expedition into a desperate fight for survival. Based on Joe Simpson’s international bestseller, Touching The Void documents one of the most extraordinary true stories of human endurance of our time. Made by Academy Award® winning director Kevin Macdonald, this gripping inspiring film combines dramatic reconstructions of the fateful climb and interviews with the two men it nearly killed.