For a Future to be Possible
The Overview Effect
Astronauts who have seen the Earth from space have often described the ‘overview effect’ as an experience that has transformed their perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it, and enabled them to perceive it as our shared home, without boundaries between nations or species.
OVERVIEW is a short film that explores this perspective through interviews with astronauts who have experienced the overview effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for humanity as a whole, and especially its relevance to how we meet the tremendous challenges facing our planet at this time.
The film features astronauts Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14; co-founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences), Ron Garan, Nicole Stott, Jeff Hoffman and Shane Kimbrough. Also featured are David Loy (philosopher), Frank White (author of ‘The Overview Effect’) and David Beaver, philosopher and co-founder of the Overview Institute.