DEVELOP Tube: Photography to Watch

Who are they? In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the USA and the Soviet Union in the space race.

Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts, a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the African history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways. Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analyzing the patterns of the stories we consume as real. "Afronauts" is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures.

I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery. Click the link to certify this is a true story. If you need to. - Cristina De Middel --- thisbookistrue.wordpress.com/

Film Directed by: Cristina de Middel / Pep Bonet
Shot by: Pep Bonet --- pepbonet.com
Editing, Music & Sound by: José Bautista --- kanseisounds.com
Altamar Co-production

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The DEVELOP Tube Photography Video Channel is an educational resource which features interviews, multimedia, lectures & films in photojournalism, documentary & fine art photography.

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The DEVELOP Tube Photography Video Channel is an educational resource which features interviews, multimedia, lectures & films in photojournalism, documentary & fine art photography.

SEARCH THE ALBUMS: vimeo.com/developphoto/albums/sort:alphabetical/format:detail

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