"Beyond the Far Side, the Dawn of a Space Revolution", a revolutionary documentary
"Beyond the Far Side, the Dawn of a Space Revolution", a documentary project initiated at Sunny Side of the Doc 2019, will be broadcast simultaneously tonight on two national channels across the globe. Resulting from a Franco-Chinese collaboration between Compagnie des Phares et Balises, Camera Lucida productions, China Media Group and NHK, this film relates the Chinese scientific and space revolution, and takes us on a fascinating journey to the other side of the Moon.
The documentary "Beyond the Far Side, the Dawn of a Space Revolution" will air this Thursday 30 March on both France 5 and CCTV9 (China), a world premiere.
About the film
[French version only]
Logline: “The moon is far from having revealed all its secrets. A new and so-far discreet player is changing the game: China. Its programme to explore the far side of the moon is a considerable breakthrough that redefines the conquest of space around the world. In the company of physicist Christophe Galfard, the film takes us on a fascinating scientific mission to better understand the challenges of this research and what is being played out for the future.”
A coproduction born in La Rochelle
The first discussions about this historic co-production were held backstage at Sunny Side of the Doc in 2019. A project carried with conviction by Yves Jeanneau: "A new phase of space exploration began. A new and discreet player has just visited the dark side of the moon. Achieving this goal, China becomes a decisive role in this adventure" [...]
"Chinese space adventure is ready to take off with aiming high and far. Throughout the history, it is also for us that we rediscover the humanity who never stops to conquer territories further and further away so as to devote himself to infinite dream of exploration."
"The first discussion we had with CCTV took place at Sunny Side of the Doc"
"This documentary was absolutely born at the initiative of Yves Jeanneau. The first discussion we had with CCTV took place at Sunny Side of the Doc in 2019 and laid the groundwork for an unprecedented co-production, giving us access to archival footage and news of the Chinese space program.
Its broadcast on CCTV-9 and France 5 this Thursday, March 30, is an excellent opportunity to pay tribute to the role that Yves has played in the place of French documentary in major international co-productions." - François Bertrand, CEO and producer at CLPB Rights.
A film directed by François-Xavier Vives
With the participation of Christophe Galfard (scientific advisor)
A co-production of Compagnie des Phares et Balises, Camera Lucida productions, China Media Group, NHK
In partnership with CNES, Centre National d'Études Spatiales
With the participation of CNC, Radio Canada, RSI, Canal + Poland, SVT and France Télévisions
Broadcaster: France 5
International sales: CLPB Rights