National Geographic’s Nujeen, a short-format promotion for their campaign, Starsruck, stirs your bowels with sadness, surprise and a stimulation for space exploration.
Starstruck is a year-long celebration marking the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. National Geographic has curated an assemblage of various television series, tapping through the past, present, and future of space exploration. First one of them being, Mars among others like Cosmos & One Strange Rock.
The video portrays the journey that shouldn’t have happened. Nujeen shouldn’t have seen what she saw, feel how she felt or experience what she did. The odds were all against her.
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But, she did it anyway. Similar things might have been said about space exploration like “It can’t be done”. Here we are, celebrating our journey of exploration so far.
The video is directed by Reed Morano, Director & Cinematographer, who’s been a part of movies like, I think we’re alone now, Meadowland, The Rhythm Section and others.
The @NatGeo spot I got to direct with the incredible & brilliant @NujeenMustafa came out today – It taught me I want to be like Nujeen when I grow up. No one better than this girl. No one. https://t.co/OCv4OGZCVO
— Reed Morano, A.S.C. (@reedmorano) December 3, 2018
The structure holds a “tiny” place in the known universe, although light would take about 10 billion years to move across the structure.
If you think, you can’t do something because of your situation, National Geographic’s Nujeen is here to remind you, you are the product of stardust, “Look Up, It’s all out there waiting”.