The original “Earthrise” image, 1968. Photo credit: Bill Anders/NASA.

In Earthrise, the short documentary film from Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, the Apollo 8 astronauts recount their memories of capturing the first image of Earth from space in 1968. The film will world premiere at the upcoming 2018 Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, – Bill Anders, Frank Borman, and Jim Lovell – the film recounts their experiences and memories and explores the beauty, awe, and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space. This iconic image had a powerful impact on the astronauts and the world, offering a perspective that transcended national, political, and religious boundaries. Told 50 years later, Earthrise compels us to remember this shift and to reflect on the Earth as a shared home. (Runtime: 29 Minutes)

The Filmmaker

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee is an award-winning filmmaker, musician and composer. His work has been featured on National Geographic, PBS, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Outside Magazine, exhibited at The Smithsonian and screened at festivals worldwide including Tribeca Film Festival, New York Film Festival, SXSW and many others. He has directed numerous acclaimed films including Sanctuaries of Silence, Marie’s Dictionary, Isle de Jean Charles, Yukon Kings, Elemental, Barrio de Paz and What Would it Look Like. Prior to his work in film, Emmanuel performed with some of the biggest names in Jazz, as well as releasing two critically acclaimed records Previous Misconceptions and Borrowed Time.


2018 Tribeca Film Festival Screening Info

Public Screenings of Earthrise at Tribeca Film Festival 2018
Screening in the Shorts Program: Home Sweet Home

Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 6:30 PM
Regal Cinemas Battery Park

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – 5:30 PM
Regal Cinemas Battery Park

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – 5:00 PM
Regal Cinemas Battery Park

Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 3:45 PM
Cinépolis Chelsea

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