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Washington (AFP) – New documentary “Apollo 11,” which tells the story of man’s first steps on the Moon, contains footage so striking that it seems practically a crime that it remained hidden for nearly five decades.
The film — which premiered at Sundance in January but only hit US theaters this weekend — injects new life into the most famous space mission of all time, which transfixed the world from July 16-24, 1969.
It blends images that are well known with long lost gems found in a National Archives warehouse and digitized for the first time.
“A good 50 percent of the film is images that have never been seen before but really, 100 percent of it has really never truly been seen before — the quality of it all,” director Todd Douglas Miller told AFP in a recent interview.
The visuals are mesmerizing: seen in color in a theater, the tracks of the giant NASA crawler-transporter — used to carry the massive Saturn V rocket that launched the crew into space — fill the entire screen.
The captivating shots were a few of the many found on 177 65mm reels uncovered by Dan Rooney, supervisory archivist of the National Archives film section.
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