In 1957, African-American astronauts found themselves unable to break the color barrier at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Undaunted, and on a shoestring budget, they formed their own space program, the "Negro-American Space Society of Astronauts" (NASSA). Told in documentary style satirizing Ken Burns' documentary "The Civil War," this comedic short traces NASSA's rise and fall with a nod to the true history of the Negro Baseball Leagues. Written by
This is probably one of the funniest and best crafted short films I've ever seen. The humor is clever, the production value is top notch (as good as any History Channel documentary) and overall "The Negro Space Program" can hold its own with any "Chappelle Show" sketch. That says a lot, given the top quality of the material Dave Chappelle and Co. forge each season.
Oh, and ILM should hire the guys who did the graphics/doctored "historic" photos, because it's some of the best composite & blending work I've ever seen. The photos look like they were lifted right from a history book.
Amazing job, just want to give kudos to the filmmakers!
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