Greetings on Behalf of the People of Our Planet! An Illustrated Lecture on the Voyager Spacecraft and Several Other Topics by Dave Cerf and Sam Green

Sunday, February 27, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

Three short "live documentaries" combine film, live narration, and sound mixing. In the New York premiere of "The Voyager Spacecraft," the performers use the materials of the Golden Record—a collection of photographs, natural sounds, and music compiled by astronomer Carl Sagan for a time capsule inside the unmanned interstellar Voyager Spacecraft in 1977. For "The Worlds Largest Shopping Mall," images of the South China Mall outside of Guangzhou, China, a huge mall without customers, are juxtaposed with reflections on globalization. "The Universal Language" tells of Esperanto, an artificial language created by an Eastern European Jew more than 100 years ago in the hope of ending war and cultural conflict—surprisingly, the movement still exists, and its members continue to study the language and to meditate on the meaning of hope.

In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2011: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media

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