Space Tourists (2009)
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A fun documentary, though that may sound like an oxymoron to some. Really it is two documentaries. One is about rich people paying an impoverished nation's space program to go to the ISS, and the other follows a group of Kazakhs as they chase the falling booster engines so they can cut them up over a period of days and sell the scrap to China. The second stages fall in more heavily populated areas, and if they do not take out some poor peasant's house, they too chop these things up and make tools or patch their roofs with them.
Engaging doc examines the new frontier of space tourism built on the ashes of the once venerable Soviet space program. There's an elegiac quality to its look at what was once a grand, now mostly abandoned. Lofty dreams overgrown with weeds. It's a bit unfocused, and it's score doesn't really fit, but there are flashes of something great here.
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