Early in 2012, I heard from a group of filmmakers in the United Kingdom who wanted to make a documentary about the Overview Effect. When the Planetary Collective team told me their intentions, I decided to do all I could to help them. I contacted my colleagues at the Overview Institute and astronauts who had been part of my book, The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, and arranged for some of them to participate. It turned out to be a good thing to do.read more
When we see our Earth from the orbital perspective we are struck with an undeniably sobering contradiction. On the one hand is the beauty of our planet but on the other hand are the unfortunate realities of life on our beautiful planet for a significant portion of her inhabitants.read more
The Overview Effect is the impact of space travel on the human mind and society. While until now it has been the exclusive experience of government astronauts, soon commercial space travel will make it available to tens of thousands of private citizens, spreading this profoundly positive perspective through our culture.read more
With all of the challenges facing humanity, we know that the likely response will be competition between nations, if not outright conflict. The Overview Effect has proven to be a perspective-transforming experience, leading people to clearly appreciate how deeply they are connected to all of humanity and our planet Earth.
”Overview” is a film that communicates the Overview Effect beautifully.