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Prisoners of the Moon + Q&A (15)

17 July

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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

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This new documentary tells the unbelievable true story of Arthur Rudolph, one of over one hundred Nazi V2 rocket engineers secretly brought to America in 1945 to work on the Cold War missile programme. Rudolph became a key figure in NASA’s race into space, but in 1990 was detained in Toronto on suspicion of being a war criminal.

As well as dramatising Rudolph’s trial from previously unseen transcripts, this revelatory documentary draws upon archive footage, expert witness interviews and the testimony of Jean Michel, a slave labour survivor of the subterranean wartime V2 factory.

The film tells a story of America’s desperation to beat Russia to the moon at all costs, and of the decades-long journey to bring to justice those responsible for the deaths of 20,000 slave labourers in the V2 rocket factory and its concentration camp.

Followed by a Q&A with writer/producer Nick Snow.

  • Director Johnny Gogan
  • Certificate N/C 12+
  • Running time 1h15m
  • Country Ireland
  • Year of Production 2019
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