A documentary by Silvia Casalino

"I have always wanted to explore inaccessible and dangerous places. As a child, I dreamed about flying to space. I had often heard that it was a man’s trade, that one shouldn’t have daydreamed. I refused those rules, I had to become a space engineer, built rockets, I applied to be an astronaut and I was refused. My initial anger passed, I have tried to understand why. Researching the place of women in the space race enable deeper reflection into the limits of gender and its representations."


Donna Haraway, Claudie Haigneré, Françoise Bories, Samantha Cristoforetti, Dr. Adilia Kotovskaya, Gene Nora Jessen, Mae Carol Jemison…


Director: Silvia Casalino
Screenwriter: Silvia Casalino
Producers: Valentina Novati, Sébastien Haguenauer, Inka Dewitz et Michael Bogar
Director of photography: Siri Klug et Simon Roche
Sound engineer: Johanna Herr, Martin Ethlers-Falkenberg, Matthias Schwab, Tobias Neugebauer et Mathieu Vigouroux
Editors: Elfe Brandenburger et Émilie Garnaud
Sound editor: Victor Bernier-Monod
Sound mixer: Gilles Benardeau


59 minutes


Festival Paris Science 2012
Rencontres Internationales Sciences et Cinéma (RISC) 2012
Festival Cineffable 2012 – Prix du public
Trieste Science Fiction International Film Festival 2012
Festival International de Films de femmes de Créteil 2012
Imagine Science Film Festival (New York) 2012
Queer Lisboa – Lisbon Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2012
Festival Pink Screens – Genres d’à côté 2011
San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival 2011 Some Prefer Cake – Bologna Film Festival 2011
Toronto LGBT Film Festival 2011


CNC (contribution financière)
ZDF (Pré-achat)
En coproduction avec Perfect Shot Films GMBH