KUMU DOC and TAB presents

Documentary “Spaceship Earth”




The introduction to the film will be made by Mihkel Kangur. Mihkel is a doctor of ecology, master of educational sciences, associate professor and senior researcher of sustainable development Having thoroughly studied the past through his work in scientific world, he has seen what awaits us in the future. In order to make better forecasts for the future and finding the best way to support it, his path has recently led from scientific life to the field of education and environmental awareness. He is currently the education and development manager of the Rakvere state high school.

A true story leaning towards science fiction about eight visionaries who in 1991 started a two-year quarantine inside a self-engineered dome replicating Earth’s ecosystem called Biosphere 2. The experiment was a global phenomenon, capturing the everyday reality of being faced with a life-threatening ecological disaster, while being met with increasing criticism for its likeness to a cult. The aim of the project was to test the possibility of creating life outside our home planet, should we have to prepare for the darkest scenario. The film is accompanied by interviews and conversations with the engineers and participants of Biosphere 2, who were involved in the project two decades ago.