Switzerland | 2009 | 58 min
Documentary filmmaker Christian Frei gets inside the minds of a disparate group of billionaires willing to pay top dollar to be among the first civilians to journey beyond the limitations of our atmosphere and into outer space. Frei’s film is less a chronicle of the futuristic technologies that make space travel accessible — at least to the extremely wealthy — than an exploration of human hubris and our unquenchable thirst for adventure.
Featuring breathtaking images, Space Tourists takes viewers into a fascinating world full of wonder and surprise.
DIR Christian Frei
CAST Anousheh Ansari, Jonas Bendiksen, Dumitru Popescu, Charles Simonyi
Won, 2010 Sundance Film Festival – World Cinema Directing Award Documentary