Follewed by a Q&A with the director and writer
In 1969, Arthur Rudolph had been the much-honoured lynchpin of the first moon landing.
21 years later, he was arrested for war crimes.
50 years after the Apollo 11 mission, Johnny Gogan and Nick Snow’s documentary tells the hidden horror story behind the NASA space programme, and of the only former Nazi to be stripped of his American citizenship and deported.
Weaving archive material and expert interviews with recreated courtroom drama using the transcripts of scientist Arthur Rudolph’s trial we learn about the Germans who led the moon shot, their wartime records, the cover-up that brought them to America, why it took forty years to investigate them, and why none of them were brought to trial….
The Q&A will be with Johnny Gogan and Nick Snow, hosted by Robin Osmani