In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

Feature Documentary | UK/USA | English | 1h49m
Dir: David Sington | Ph: Clive North | Prod: Duncan Copp | Mus: Philip Sheppard | Ed: David Fairhead | Snd: Robin Green | Featuring: Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Eugene Cernan, Michael Collins, Charlie Duke, James Lovell, Edgar Mitchell, Harrison Schmitt, David Scott, John Young

Using remarkable archival material combined with agreeable interview footage (featuring several surviving astronauts), Sington’s absorbing documentary tells the story of NASA’s Apollo lunar missions, detailing early failures and late triumphs alike, whilst giving extra attention to the momentous Apollo 11 mission, which saw mankind’s first footstep on the moon. Generally well-crafted and fascinating throughout, the film is let down only by Sheppard’s “inspirational” score.