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Have you heard
the story of the lost Cosmonaut?

Directed & Written by Rafael Pavon
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Have you heard
the story of the lost Cosmonaut?

Directed & Written by Rafael Pavon
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A team of filmmakers receive an unexpected call from a girl called Anna while documenting The Cosmonaut, a film based on the legends of the lost cosmonauts.

She claims to be the granddaughter of a real lost cosmonaut and, possibly, the true first man in space before Yuri Gagarin, and persuades them to change their plan and embark on a journey to find out the truth.
Back in 2013 I decided to take on a journey to tell this story, based in real conspiracy theories, legends about haunted places and events from the Space space program.

And, even more important, I was fascinated by The Overview Effect, a cognitive shift often reported by some astronauts and cosmonauts during spaceflight and triggered by the experience of seeing firsthand the reality of the Earth in space.

Shot in real locations in Lithuania, Latvia and the UK, The Hummingbird takes audiences on a journey to question the very nature of truth and hope.

As an immersive filmmaker, I love taking the baton from other disciplines and visual languages, and one of the most relevant ones is film. Flat films can teach us a lot of how an artform evolves and how it balances back and forth with its audience, as they learn to understand it.

“Believing certain things is a choice"

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Awards & Recognitions
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