UPWARDS: the documentary
UPWARDS: Understanding Planet Mars is a signature documentary film about key questions about Mars produced by the project's outreach & communication team.
UPWARDS: Understanding Planet Mars is an interesting and visually attractive documentary about Mars that shows most of the key topics about the Red Planet that haven't been solved yet. The water cycle, subsurface and surface reservoirs, atmospheric dynamics and chemistry, escape to space, dust storms, and the ExoMars and Mars Express missions are the main themes addressed in the film.
The video’s story line is conducted by a journalist, Ana Tamayo, who travels around Europe looking for answers to all time questions and to hot topics about Mars. Within her trip, she interviews more than twenty experts on Mars from nine different institutions, including the seven ones involved in UPWARDS plus a couple of ESA centers. The documentary shows, on the one hand that Mars science represents a link and a common enterprise among European countries and on the other, that the European Martian community, UPWARDS participants in particular, is playing a major role in the exploration of our neighbor planet.
The video was filmed between August and September 2015 in different locations in Brussels (Belgium), London and Milton-Keynes (UK), Madrid and Granada (Spain), Rome (Italy), Paris (France) and ESTEC (The Netherlands) and ESAC (Spain).
Credits Direction Ana Tamayo Screenplay Ana Tamayo & Emilio J. García Gómez-Caro Director of Photography, editing and post-production Nacho Chueca
Music performance and recording Amalia Chueca & José Ignacio Hernández Dancers and Choreographies Eva Castillo Carmona & Ignacio Lasala de la Rosa
Subtitles Ana Tamayo & Candice Mckinnon
Production Designer Nacho Chueca & Ana Tamayo Road production manager, Sound and 2nd Camera Kacho Cano
Produced by LIPSSINC MEDIA LAB SRL
Andalusian Astrophysics Institute (IAA-CSIC)