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Jyoti Mistry

In April 2002, South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth launched aboard the Russian Soyuz TM-34 mission for a 9-day, 21-hour, and 25 minute trip into outer space. In gentle, disembodied voiceover, he recounts his experiences of coming to understand Earth afresh by venturing away from it and viewing it from an entirely new perspective. This unusual avant garde short provides a moving and quietly stated environmental message through beautiful and somewhat “unearthly” imagery.

Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format
Duration 00:10:22
Language English
Color Color
Year 2011
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About the artist

Jyoti Mistry

Born in Durban, South Africa in 1970, Mistry works with film as an interplay between cinematic traditions and installation art. Her films have screened at festivals including Toronto, Winterthur, Rotterdam and Durban and in exhibitions at Kunsthaus Zürich, Museum der Moderne Salzburg and Kunsthalle Wien. She has been artist in residence at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam and the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and was a member of the International Short Film Jury at the 68th Berlinale. She is currently professor for film at the University of Gothenburg.