THE SPACE RACE (Tribeca 2023) – Review by Leslie Combemale

Space Race, a new documentary released at Tribeca about the heretofore too hidden history of contributions to NASA and space exploration from the Black community. For anyone who is interested in American history or the space program, this film is a must-see. When asked what they hope this film might inspire in terms of conversation and action, Lisa Cortés had this to say. “I hope people will walk away from the film recognizing the importance of knowing your history. To feel inspired to advocate for these stories to be included in history books. No matter how much people try to rewrite or obliterate history, films like this are very important. They’re correctives to a narrative that has, at many times, excluded important contributions of people of color.”

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