Across the Pacific

Date: 
Sunday, July 1, 2012 to Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Broadcast Media
Audience: 
General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
History/policy/law | Physics | Space science | Technology
Organization:
Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc.
Description or Abstract: 

This award will support the production of a two-hour documentary about one of the great milestones in the history of flight: the 1935 crossing of the Pacific Ocean by a Pan American Airways flying boat called the China Clipper. The Pacific crossing was a technological achievement that captured the world’s imagination in much the way the space program did a generation later. It also began the era of transoceanic flight – an era that would lead to profound changes in American foreign policy, commerce and the very way Americans saw the world. Produced by one of the makers of "Forgotten Genius," NOVA's NEH-funded, Emmy Award-winning biography of black chemist Percy Julian, "Across the Pacific" will combine dramatic re-enactments, interviews with scholars, and films and photographs drawn from the rich archival record about the early days of commercial aviation.

Funder(s): 
NEH
Award Number: 
TR-50337-12
Funding Amount: 
600000

Team Members

Stephen LyonsStephen LyonsPrincipal Investigator

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