Award of Merit – “The Lost Astronaut” (USA)

Title: The Lost Astronaut
Runtime: 12 min
Country: USA 
Director: Ben Proudfoot
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: June, 2020

Synopsis: In 1963, Ed Dwight Jr. was poised to be NASA’s first African-American astronaut. Until suddenly he wasn’t. “Almost Famous” is a Breakwater Studios x New York Times Op-Docs series of films featuring people who nearly made history — and were happy anyway.