I have made no secret of my love for things set in space. Or anything set in space. Or just space in general.
Which makes me happy to see a short that, rather than take a traditional narrative, starts asking questions about where humanity should go to, amongst our solar system.
Director Erin Wernquist uses excerpts from Carl Sagan’s reading of his own book, ‘Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space’. This creates an aurora of wonder and authority, making someone like me believe that we will get there.
Here is the synopsis:
Wanderers is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available.
Without any apparent story, other than what you may fill in by yourself, the idea of the film is primarily to show a glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature that surrounds us on our neighboring worlds – and above all, how it might appear to us if we were there.