The Farthest

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The Farthest

Directed by Emer Reynolds

  • Ireland 2017; 120 min
  • Original version: English
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Best Irish Documentary, George Byrne Maverick Award - DFCC Awards
    • Audience Award - Dublin FF

Synopsis

It is one of humankind's greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space - the first manmade object ever to do so. Dying within its heart is a nuclear generator that will beat for perhaps another decade before the lights on Voyager 1 finally go out. But this little craft will travel on for millions of years, carrying a Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth. In all likelihood Voyager will outlast humanity. The Farthest will celebrate these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped.

Production

  • CROSSING THE LINE PRODUCTIONS

    Maggie Fagan