Spaceship Earth is the true adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life-threatening ecological disaster and growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The bizarre story is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can potentially re-imagine a new world.


Once you’ve watched the film, check out the recording of the live discussion we co-presented with Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The panel included filmmaker Matt Wolf, two of the Biospherians, and was moderated by Sant Director of NMNH Kirk Johnson.


Spaceship Earth

2020 US 113 min
Festival Year: 2020
Director: Matt Wolf
Types: Documentary, Feature, Panel Discussion, Watch Now
Topic: Climate Change, Development & Built Environment, Sustainable Living

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