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ONLINE – Enzian On Demand: “SPACESHIP EARTH”
May 8, 2020 - May 14, 2020$12
Available now – Thurs, May 14th
2020 Florida Film Festival Official Selection
“Fascinating… THE must-see documentary for a world living under quarantine.”—Roger Moore, Movie Nation
“A story too strange not to be true…shares many a tall tale that would be almost unbelievable were it not for the vintage footage…rich.”—Monica Castillo, The Wrap
Deep in the Arizona desert, there exists an enormous glass terrarium containing a miniature replica of earth’s ecosystem, called Biosphere 2. Its conception began at a countercultural commune, where an innovative group of artists, adventurers, and ecologists, forged an alliance with a Texas oil scion to create Biosphere 2 as a pilot for Mars colonization. In 1991 their spectacular project became a media sensation, when eight “biospherians” went to live hermetically sealed under the glass dome for two years. However, shortly after their mission began, the biospherians contended with ecological calamities—from food shortages to oxygen deprivation—and quickly the media’s fanfare turned to scorn. Cult accusations surfaced about the project’s management, and Biosphere 2 was labeled science fiction, instead of credible science.
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