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'When We Were Apollo' crowdfunded film to focus on moon landing workforce

December 19, 2017 — A new crowd-funded documentary will look at the crowd behind the Apollo moon landings.

"When We Were Apollo," which reached its funding goal of $20,000 on Kickstarter, aims to address "what was it like to go to the moon — for the rest of Apollo's workforce?"

"I am a huge fan of the movies that have been made about the Apollo program that tell the stories of the astronauts, the missions, and the great leaders who inspired to make us think it was possible," says writer and director Zachary Weil with Contact Light Films, in a video that accompanies the "When We Were Apollo" crowdfunding campaign. "But I also wondered what putting a human on the moon was like for the rest of Apollo's workforce."

Approximately 400,000 Americans from more than 20,000 companies, universities and government agencies aided to the goal of landing astronauts on the moon and returning them safely to Earth within the confines of a decade. Click here for full article.

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UAH's Salmon Library plays important role in Apollo documentary feature film

By Special to Al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Dec. 12, 2017) - Salmon Library at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is playing an important role in a documentary film project focusing on the Apollo spaceflight era.

"When We Were Apollo" is scheduled for completion in time for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing in 2019. It's a feature-length documentary exploring the enduring impact of the Apollo space program through the eyes of several extraordinary behind-the-scenes men and women who helped put a man on the moon. They'll represent the 400,000 men and women who spent the better part of a decade to get the United States to Earth's planetary neighbor and back.

Salmon Library will be the repository for donated footage and research materials upon completion of the project to ensure they will be preserved and made accessible for present and future generations. The film's producers expect that a considerable amount of interview footage and materials will not be shown in the two-hour documentary, but it will be accessible through the repository. The library will also have a copy of the finished documentary. Click here for full release.

 

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