The Overview Effect is the sensation described by astronauts looking back at the Earth from space: an overwhelming sense of the fragility of life on our planet, and a connection to the whole human race. Former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski calls it "a profound life experience that stirs the soul".

Can Kevin, a teenage patient in hospice care in Los Angeles, experience the same effect through virtual reality? Donning a VR helmet, he embarks on a mission to the International Space Station to find out.

'Child of the Earth' is a warm and intimate portrait of one young man's journey beyond the confines of his broken body, to outer space and beyond.

The short documentary features Scott Parazynski (NASA Astronaut), Glen Komatsu and Evelyn Miralles

 

a production of C-Films & Nima Productions  
in association with Providence TrinityKids Care & MAGNOPUS  
director of photography Florian Stadler  music by Marcus Trumpp  sound design Peter Staubli  
edited by Adam Recht, A.C.E.  Executive Producer Jean de Meuron 
produced by Claudio Fäh   Roland Stebler   Anne Walser  written by Claudio Fäh and Adam Recht
directed by Claudio Fäh