The Space Race
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Uncovers the little-known stories of the first black pilots, engineers and scientists to become astronauts. Simultaneously championed and exploited as political pawns, some made it to space, while others were erased from history.
Award-winning director Lisa Cortés foments bold, explosive art that gives voice to the silenced and shunned. From helping launch the revolutionary artists RUN-D.M.C. and the Beastie Boys, to executive-producing the Academy Award®-winning film, Precious, Lisa sparks cultural change through works of unrivaled excellence.
Diego Hurtado de Mendoza
Diego Hurtado de Mendoza is an award-winning producer and director known for pairing historically relevant issues with a contemporary visual language that invites new audiences to revisit their past. His previous documentary films have covered the independence of Kosovo, the relationship between filmmaking and war in Lebanon and, most recently, the Cuban revolution.
- Year: 2023
- Runtime: 90 minutes
- Country: United States, Cuba
- Language: English, Spanish
- Director: Lisa Cortés and Diego Hurtado de Mendoza
- Editor: ROBERT A. MARTINEZ
- Executive Producer: CAROLYN BERNSTEIN, LELAND MELVIN, TONY ROSENTHAL, FRANK MARSHALL
- Music: ANNA DRUBICH, JONGNIC BONTEMPS
- Producer: ALY PARKER, MARK MONROE, LISA CORTÉS, DIEGO HURTADO DE MENDOZA, KEERO BIRLA, ALEXANDRA BOWEN
- Screenwriter: MARK MONROE
- Premiere: Philadelphia