Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, 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.

World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival.

Now available to watch online via the New York Times Op-Docs and the PBS series POV.

Directed by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
Produced and Written by Adam Loften & Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
Edited by Adam Loften
Cinematography by Adam Loften & Andrew David Watson
Original Music by H. Scott Salinas