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THE SPACE RACE, a feature documentary, uncovers the little-known stories of the first Black pilots, engineers and scientists that became astronauts. To coincide with the film’s upcoming release and impact campaign, Picture Motion is launching a screening tour, and will be providing access to the film and an accompanying Discussion Guide as free resources. We will be equipping communities and schools with the tools to bring the film to students, educators, historians, activists, and others who this film will further inspire and educate — from Sep 18 through Feb 29. MORE INFO Synopsis: THE SPACE RACE weaves together the stories of Black astronauts seeking to break the bonds of social injustice to reach for the stars, including Guion Bluford, Ed Dwight and Charles Bolden, among many others. In THE SPACE RACE, directors Diego Hurtado de Mendoza and Lisa Cortés profile the pioneering Black pilots, scientists and engineers who joined NASA to serve their country in space, even as their country failed to achieve equality for them back on Earth. From 1963, when the assassination of JFK thwarted Captain Ed Dwight’s quest to reach the moon, to 2020, when the echoes of the civil unrest sparked by the killing of George Floyd reached the International Space Station, the story of African Americans at NASA is a tale of world events colliding with the aspirations of uncommon men. The bright dreams of Afrofuturism become reality in THE SPACE RACE, turning science fiction into science fact and forever redefining what “the right stuff” looks like, giving us new heroes to celebrate and a hidden history to discover. Trailer: Run-time: 91 mins Rating: PG