Young Doks: Houston We Have a Problem

Work in Progress-Discussion | DE, HR, SI 2015

In March 1961, Yugoslavia sold its secret space programme to the US. Two months later, Kennedy announced that the USA would go to the Moon. This is an urban myth that millions of people want to believe in. In January 2012 the film makers visualised this urban myth in a short video that was published on Youtube. A week later, almost a million people had watched it and an enormous media buzz was generated. Most of the viewers actually believed that Yugoslav president Tito had saved the USA’s reputation in the space race. The story of the film is based and inspired by numerous real events and facts. The space programme and the documentary discourse are the narrative tools that tell a symbolic story about the Cold War. In that way, it is a real story of a manipulation, lies, dirty political games and media construction. But the greatest message is how similar events still happen today in a modern society and how terribly easy it is to manipulate an audience.

Guests:
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Žiga Virc (Regie)
_ Ingmar Trost (Produktion)
_ Jutta Krug (Redaktion)

Director
Žiga Virc
Script
Boštjan Virc, Žiga Virc
Commissioning Editor
Jutta Krug
Producers
Boštjan Virc, Siniša Juričić, Ingmar Trost
Editor
Vlado Gojun
Photography
Andrej Virc