Director: Christian Frei
Summary: Anousheh Ansari has dreamt of going into outer space since she was a child. A number of years and $20 million later, with the help of the Russian space program, her dream is realized—Ansari becomes the first female space tourist. In recent years, a number of private citizens like Ansari have been willing to endure rigorous training in
Thoughts: Winner of the Directing Award in the Documentary World Cinema category, Christian Frei’s Space Tourists appears to have the quirky edge of a Cohen brothers’ film. Obviously, that is probably giving it too high of praise before even seeing the film and it will be interesting to see how Frei is able to pull off the multiple story lines, but if she does it well (and her past talents prove she can) then it should result in a fascinating documentary.