FESTIVALS:
* Tribeca Film Festival
* Karlovy Vary
* Traverse Film Festival
* Mediteran Film Festival
* Dokufest
* Dokudoc
* Zürich Film Festival

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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