We are excited to share that Earthrise—the new documentary from our educational initiative, Global Oneness Project—has just premiered on The New York Times Op-Docs and the award-winning PBS POV series. Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts—Bill Anders, Frank Borman, and Jim Lovell—the film recounts their experiences and explores the beauty, awe, and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space.
Film director Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee describes the intention and inspiration behind making the film: “In crafting the story, I wanted to create that human connection to the Earth I felt when interviewing the astronauts about their experiences … I wondered what role this image could offer us fifty years later as we face intense political, social, and ecological upheaval. Could it become a symbol of remembrance that unites us? Could it act as a catalyst, enabling us to see our planet as one ecosystem?”
At Kalliopeia Foundation, we are committed to building a shared reverence for the Earth. As we reflect on the power and meaning of this photograph half a century later, we hope it can remind us of our inherent interconnectedness—what it means to be stewards of our planet. We hope Earthrise will inspire you as we all serve to protect our living Earth, our shared home.