Sputnik Mania

2008
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Balcony Releasing | Release Date: March 14, 2008
Summary: Fifty years ago, at the height of the Cold War, the USSR launched Sputnik, the first satellite to orbit Earth, bringing America to its knees in awe--then fear. Initially thrilling as a marvel of science, Sputnik was soon viewed by America as a weapon of mass destruction. Narrated by Liev Schreiber with expert use of archival footage,Fifty years ago, at the height of the Cold War, the USSR launched Sputnik, the first satellite to orbit Earth, bringing America to its knees in awe--then fear. Initially thrilling as a marvel of science, Sputnik was soon viewed by America as a weapon of mass destruction. Narrated by Liev Schreiber with expert use of archival footage, Sputnik Mania explores the fast-moving series of events that brought the world's superpowers to the brink of nuclear war and tells the story of two ex-generals whose private agreement prevented World War III. (Balcony Releasing) Expand
Director: David Hoffman
Genre(s): Documentary
Runtime: 92 min
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