In the fascinating short film “Overview,” five astronauts describe the mind-altering experience of seeing the earth from space—a phenomenon known as the Overview Effect. The film was directed by Guy Reid and produced by Planetary Collective.
The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.
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