The Last Man on the Moon
Space travel and exploration of the universe transport the imagination to a reality far removed from everyday life and the small worlds in which we all individually exist. When we think about the space race and mankind’s first steps on the moon it is normal to focus on the feats of technology that were achieved and the significance that these events have had on the human race’s development, but do we ever really stop to think about the people at the heart of it all and the personal lives that they might have led?
Mark Craig’s documentary The Last Man on the Moon encourages us to consider just that. It presents the story of former NASA astronaut and Navy Captain, Eugene Cernan, a man who visited space on numerous occasions and remains the last person to have stepped off the surface of the moon. Accompanied by a montage of awe-inspiring imagery and a breathtaking original soundtrack, this documentary is most definitely best enjoyed on the big screen and sparks an excited fascination in the infinite space in which we live.
The story of Cernan’s life and career is both exceptional and devastating. Viewers travel with him through ups and downs, before, during and after the space exploration programs in which he was involved. The documentary is comprised of rare television and radio archival footage, as well as interviews with former astronauts, members of Cernan’s family and most importantly Cernan himself. It is a life filled with as much success as loss and as many challenges in the Moon’s orbit as on the ground.
A stunning and meticulous account of the life of one of the highest achieving astronauts in all of history, The Last Man on the Moon will be sure to inspire viewers to push their own limits. In the words of Gene Cernan: “I walked on moon. What can you do?”
The Last Man on the Moon is released nationwide on 8th April 2016.
Watch the trailer for The Last Man on the Moon here: