In the 70's, in his hometown of Merthyr Tydfil, 19 year old photography student Robert Haines photographed his family, his friends, and sometimes just total strangers, capturing what he thought were ordinary moments in the lives of ordinary people. He took hundreds of photographs, put them in a box and forgot about them. Forty years later he rediscovered the box. Suddenly the people in the photographs didn't seem so ordinary any more. Now everybody wanted to see the images. A book and an exhibition followed. Intrigued he decided to try and find the people he'd photographed. He wanted to find out what their lived had been like. Some hadn't had the chance to grow old, but others told him about the life they'd led, since that single moment he'd recorded all those years ago.
The film was nominated for three awards at the Newport International Film Festival 2011and won Best Documentary.
Broadcast on ARTE in France and Germany Feb 2012.
Official Selection Festival International Du Film Sur L'Art, Musee D'Art Contemporain De Montreal March 2012.
More info here- roberthaines.com/-astronauts-film/
DISTRIBUTION Taskovski Films Ltd taskovskifilms.com
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