Indian Space Dreams
Authors: Sudbury, S.
Place of Publication: Bertha DocHouse at the Curzon cinema in Bloomsbury, LondonAbstract:
For the very first time, access has been granted to film behind-the-scenes of an Indian space mission. With extraordinary insight into contemporary India, this film follows space scientists in Mumbai as they prepare to launch the country's first astronomical satellite to explore the super-massive black hole at the center of our universe ... on a fraction of NASA's budget. As things start to go wrong, they soon discover the enormity of the challenge they have taken on. Filmed over 5 years, we follow these astronomers on this 'topsy-turvy ride' to space. As countdown to launch approaches will their 15 years of hard work pay off and their dreams be realised? And what of the dreams of the children who live the other side of the Space Center's wall?