Documentaries That Change the World! The 19th MIBFF: OPENS WITH THE SPACE RACE!
Since 2020, there has been a growing awareness in Black communities, that documentary evidence is an empowering tool for change. It can be used to tell stories that change the world, the way we see it, and the way we are seen.
Opening night will take place at the Imperial Cinema at 7:15 pm on Wednesday, September 27 with the Canadian premiere of THE SPACE RACE by Lisa Cortés and Diego Hurtado de Mendoza (USA). Tickets are available for 25$ as well as a VIP package for 100$ on the festival’s website. THE SPACE RACE uncovers the little-known stories of the first Black pilots, engineers and scientists to become astronauts. Simultaneously championed and exploited as political pawns, some made it to space, while others were erased from history. For the first time, THE SPACE RACE puts their lived experiences back into the space exploration narrative and uncovers what it means for the next generation of Black astronaut.