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HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM!

Dir: Ziga Virc
Germany / Qatar / Slovenia / Croatia / 2016 / 88mins

In this engrossing debut, director Ziga Virc blurs the lines between fact and fiction to explore the myths behind the space race and a supposed multi-billion-dollar deal involving America’s purchase of Yugoslavia’s space program in the early 1960s.

Deftly combining archival footage with modern-day interviews with philosopher Slavoj Žižek and some of the key figures in the film’s investigation—including a former Yugoslavian space engineer, an American historian, and a retired Yugoslav People’s Army general—Houston, We Have a Problem! is a fascinating meta-examination of Cold War foreign diplomacy and myth-building, and the lies, manipulation, and dirty games that go into the construction of a national identity.

Book Tickets

Date: Fri 3 Mar 2017 - Mon 13 Mar 2017
Price: £9 (£7 concessions) / £5 OFF PEAK
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