For the very first time access has been granted to film behind-the-scenes of an Indian space mission. With extraordinary insight into contemporary India, this film follows space scientists in Mumbai as they prepare to launch the country's first astronomical satellite on a fraction of NASA's budget. But as things start to go wrong, they soon discover the enormity of the challenge they have taken on. Filmed over 5 years we follow these astronomers on this 'topsy-turvy ride' to space. As countdown to launch approaches will their 15 years of hard work pay off?
"As soon as we saw Sue’s footage, we knew we had to participate in such a unique story. Across a remarkable time span, Sue has captured with immense compassion, the challenges this remarkable team of scientists faced,” Andre Singer, Exec Producer, The Act of Killing.
Directors: Sue Sudbury
Producers: Andre Singer, Richard Melman, Keith Haviland