Short Film: Breakthrough – Snapshots from Afar

03 . Apr . 2017
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The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) was a breakthrough for ISRO and India. This short film takes us through the journey of the women, Seetha Somasundaram, Nandini Harinath, and Minal Rohit who made this project possible. The film has their conversations.

What’s wow: The short film is a rare insight into ISRO and how it works – or at least how the specific project worked. The information given by the three women is of definite interest to the science junkie. It also gives that feel good factor to Indians. The film is not just about the achievements of women but also about India’s achievement. What works for the film is the simple ‘interview format’ – it’s made of actual videos during the launch and conversations of the three women.

What’s blah: As we said earlier, the film is in an interview format with videos of the launch interspersed. This might be a bit monotonous for the viewer.

Parting shot: This is a must watch for anyone who wants to know about how humankind is taking gigantic steps in the space-race.

Cast: Seetha Somasundaram, Nandini Harinath, Minal Rohit

Director: Emily V. Driscoll

Produced by: Emily V. Driscoll and Luke Groskin

Filmed by: Anshul Uniyal

Duration: 10:53

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