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Prisoners Of The Moon (15)

22 Jul
23 Jul 2019

Directed by

Johnny Gogan

Prisoners of the Moon

In 1969, Arthur Rudolph had been the much-honoured lynchpin of the first moon landing. 21 years later, he was arrested for war crimes. 50 years after the Apollo 11 mission, Johnny Gogan and Nick Snow's documentary tells the hidden horror story behind the NASA space programme, and of the only former Nazi to be stripped of his American citizenship and deported.

Weaving archive material and expert interviews with recreated courtroom drama using transcripts of scientist Arthur Rudolph's trial we learn about the Germans who led the moon shot, their wartime records, the cover-up that brought them to America, why it took forty years to investigate them, and why none of them were brought to trial....

The screening on Tuesday 23rd at 6:20pm will feature an introduction and a post screening Q&A with the director and writers Johnny Gogan and Nick Snow. 

"Has a heft that’s given an eerie quality by fine performances, thoughtful direction and a creepy music soundtrack" - The Guardian