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First World (2007)

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China's first manned mission to the Moon reveals the Apollo 11 cover-up that mankind has never been alone.



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Credited cast:
Secretary of State Elisabeth Seward
President Robert Anderson
Lindy Nettleton ...
Prime Minister Allison Colby
Steven Johnson
Marianne Phinney ...
Susan Anderson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Secret Service Agent (as Michael Coppola)
Gregg Creeden ...
Chief of Staff
Steven Dennis ...
Secret Service Agent
Dan Fontaine ...
Secret Service Agent
Cynthia Grenier ...
Woman on Beach
Tara Groccia ...
Himself (archive footage)
Jeremy Lamprey ...
Secret Service Agent
Aide to the Prime Minister (as Kristi Drake)


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 Mark Lund

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moon | space | soviet union | nasa | china | See All (51) »


The Revelation of Mankind


Short | Action | Drama | Sci-Fi



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21 February 2009 (UK)  »

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$16,000 (estimated)

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The space vehicle that China launches is called Tsien One. It was named after China's Tsien Hsue-shen who was a major figure in the space programs of both the People's Republic of China and the United States. See more »


Cedric: Do you think they can do it?
Secretary of State Elisabeth Seward: If they don't, the Soviets probably will. But we have time.
Cedric: Time isn't the issue. Discovery is one thing, but our mission is quite another.
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Nice work
8 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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