In the early 1960's NASA discovered a vast and advanced civilization on the Moon with their first space probes. While this civilization was able to shield itself from all Earth-based visual detection devices, President Kennedy's speech from 1961 that declared the intent to "Put a man on the Moon and return him safely to the Earth" was not designed as a space race with the Soviet Union, but to secretly establish contact with this newly discovered civilization. This discovery was classified and false images from the Moon were transmitted during all the Apollo missions. When the Earth mission of this new civilization was discovered, political forces demanded that President Nixon end manned missions to the Moon in 1972. First World commences in the year 2018 when the Chinese government announces it is making its first manned mission to the Moon within 24 hours. What does this civilization represent? Why was it covered up? Who knows about its existence? What is their mission? And what ... Written by
When Elisabeth is in her apartment with Cedric and starts to say "but sometimes painful things like this happen....", she is recounting President Ronald Reagan's speech after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Thus when Cedric responds, "A Challenge indeed," he understands what she is saying. See more »
Regardless of whether or not you are a science fiction enthusiast, First World,takes you in a whole other direction in that genre and makes the viewer think of "what if's" instead of "what should be's." For this first time film maker, his vision and "thinking out of the box" attitude, really made this short movie enjoyable. Regardless of length and budget, "First World," is a breath of fresh air, especially when most movies these days reveal the beginning, middle and end, all in their trailer. This has the potential for multiple sequels, all leaving the viewer asking what might happen next. The mix of political and science fiction was a good blend of imagination and fortitude, seldom seen in first attempts at a film. Good work.
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