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Spaceship Earth (12)

Cinema On Demand

people in red boiler suits standing in a massive green house

This documentary tells the story of eight people who spent two years quarantined inside a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem, in the name of science.

In 1991 the BIOSPHERE 2 was created and became home to eight humans for two years in an experiment that was a worldwide phenomenon. The film explores the daily life of the BIOSPHERE 2 inhabitants as they try to prove what could be done to change the world in the face of life-threatening climate change.

Whilst they faced growing criticism that they were no more than a cult, this curious story shows how a committed, small group of people go to extreme lengths to imagine a new world. Directed by the brilliant documentary-maker Matt Wolf, the events of Spaceship Earth are intriguing and, at times, out of this world.

US 2020 Dir Matt Wolf 115 min


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Watch: ScreenTalk: Spaceship Earth with Director Matt Wolf

Watch a ScreenTalk with Spaceship Earth director, Matt Wolf, and the Architecture Foundation’s Justin Jaeckle. 

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