2023 | Australia | Documentary,Experimental,Short


  • English, French, Italian, Korean, Romanian - 16 mins
  • Director | Rowena Potts
  • Writer | Ceridwen Dovey
  • Producer | Ceridwen Dovey

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Requiem imagines the last remaining astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) bidding farewell to their vessel before it is deorbited and crashed into the remote South Pacific (an event scheduled to take place by the end of 2030).

Combining original poetry with exquisite photographs and archive, this speculative documentary features the moving performances of real astronauts around the world who have spent time on the ISS and Mir space stations. As the ISS's lifespan draws inexorably to a close, how does one say goodbye to an outer space habitat that has been a home to astronauts for decades?

Requiem features the voices and generous participation of Cady Coleman (NASA astronaut), Dumitru Dorin Prunariu (Romanian cosmonaut), Paolo Nespoli (ESA astronaut), Claudie Haigneré (ESA astronaut) and Soyeon Yi (South Korean astronaut). It also incorporates the incredible photography of astronaut Paolo Nespoli and visual artist Roland Miller, a collaborative documentation of the interior of the ISS.

astronauts International Space Station deorbited and crashed photography