FESTIVALS:
*Docaviv (Tel Aviv, Israel)
* Dok.Fest Münich (Germany)
* FIPA (Festival international des programmes audiovisuels de Biarritz) (Paris, France)
* IDFA (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
* Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival (Greece)
* Tribeca Film Festival (New York, USA)
* TRT (Oran/Ankara, Turkey)
* Hong Kong International Film Festival (Hong Kong)
* DocHouse London (UK)
* DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (Finland)
* Docville / Fonk (Belgium)
* Warsaw Film Festival (Poland)
* Zurich Film Festival (Switzerland)
* Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic)
* Traverse City Film Festival (USA)
* Dokufest (Kosovo)
* Trieste Film Festival (Italy)
* Palm Springs International Film Festival (USA)
* Minsk International Film Festival (Republic of Belarus)
* London Film Festival (UK)
* Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden)
* Revelation / Perth International Film Festival (Australia)
* Black Movie Festival (Genève, Switzerland)
* Ramdam Festival (Tournai, Belgium)
* Manaki Brothers International Film Festival (Skopje, Macedonia)
* Mediteran Film Festival (Široki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina )
* Belgrade International Film Festival – FEST (Serbia)
* Cleveland International Film Festival (USA)
* DocPoint Tallin (Estonia)
* Vilnius International Film Festival (Lithuania)
* fARAD - Documentary Festival (Romania)
* Istanbul Modern Cinema (Turkey)
* CinEast Film Festival - Festival du Film d`Europe Centrale et Orientale (Luxembourg)
* European Union Film Festival in China (Beijing, China)
* Cottbus Film Festival (Germany)
* Dokudoc Festival (Slovenia)
* Moldox (Moldova)
* Arras Film Festival (France)
* Tuzla Film Festival (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
* Bosphorus International Film Festival  (Turkey)
* On Vous Ment / Mockumentary Film Festival (Lyon, France)
* Crossroad Film Festival Canada (Toronto, Canada)
* Al Este de Lima Film Festival (Perú)
* Balkan Florence Express (Italy)
* Finale Plzen Film Festival (Czech Republic)
* BUZZ CEE - BUZAU International Film Festival (Romania)
* Eastern Neighbours Film Festival (The Netherlands)
* LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers (Germany)

AWARDS:
* Best Documentary - BUZZ CEE
* Best Feature Film - Festival of Slovenian Films
* Best Actor - Festival of Slovenian Films
* Best Editing - Festival of Slovenian Films
* Audience Award - The Mediterranean Film Festival




HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM!

Category | Conflicts, History, Politics, Science
Year | 2016
Country | Slovenia - Croatia - Germany
Running time | 88'
Format | HD
Production | Studio Virc - Nukleus Film - Sutor Kolonko
Director | Žiga Virc


Cold War-era international intrigue, declassified top-secret documents, and a clandestine deal between John F. Kennedy and Yugoslavia’s president Josip Tito are just the tip of the iceberg in this absorbing docu-fiction. Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, Houston, We Have a Problem! explores the myth behind the origins of America’s race to be the first country to send a man to the moon, and a supposed multi-billion-dollar deal involving America’s purchase of Yugoslavia’s space program in the early 1960s.

Deftly combining archival footage with modern-day interviews with philosopher Slavoj Žižek and some of the key figures in the film’s investigation—including a former Yugoslavian space engineer, an American historian, and a retired Yugoslav People’s Army general— Houston, We Have a Problem! is a fascinating meta-examination of Cold War foreign diplomacy and myth- building, and the lies, manipulation, and dirty games that go into the construction of a national identity.

REVIEWS:

''...the next time you are watching a straightforward documentary or news report, it will make you think about the way you as the consumer should be careful what you eat, however prettily it may be presented.''
- Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film

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