In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of life in outer space. When a national competition offers her a chance at her dream, to be recorded on NASA's Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts, forging friendships that last a lifetime and beyond.
Show the Universe Who You Truly Are
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Troop Zero's bus ride was along the Mandeville Lakefront in Louisiana. See more
[looking up at the sky
Last summer momma gave me this flashlight to signal the aliens. She said, of course there's life out there. Now go outside. But now it's just me and y'all. The aliens of the universe. So if you can hear me, I'm Christmas Flint. Human female. I think you'd like me. I think you'd wanna be my friend.
Images from the real golden record being loaded onto the shuttle are shown during the beginning of the credits. See more
Written by Elizabeth Cotten
Performed by Elizabeth Cotten
and Brenda Evans
Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings See more