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The phantom cosmonaut

There are many stories about the first man on the moon but my favorite is the mockumentary Dark Side of the Moon directed by William Karel.The basic premise for the film is the theory that the television footage from the Apollo 11 Moon landing was faked and actually recorded in a studio by the CIA with help from director Stanley Kubrick. It features some surprising guest appearances, most notably by Donald Rumsfeld, Dr. Henry Kissinger, Alexander Haig, Vernon Walters, Buzz Aldrin and Stanley Kubrick's widow, Christiane Kubrick.

The mockumentary shows the United States relations with image, cinema and their capacity to produce "show". Between lies and truths, this film mixes actual facts and others, completely trumped-up. Playing with irony and lie, its purpose is to entertain and raise the question of the use of archive, which can be made to tell whatever you want.

Illustration of a rocket Illustration of an astronaut Illustration of space creatures