TEHRAN.(Iranart) – A short documentary about two volunteers for a one-way flight to Mars has entered the lineup of Tourfilm Riga 2018, the 11th International Tourism Film Festival that will open in Riga, capital of Latvia, on April 27.
Named ‘No Return,’ the documentary is directed by film director and story writer Marjan Riahi, 48. It follows two young Iranian adventurers, Elaheh and Sadeq, who are among the 100 candidates for the controversial one way trip to Mars, ISNA reported.
It has been described as a publicity-seeking scam, but backers of the Mars One mission are adamant they will establish a colony on the red planet in 2027. The Dutch firm, Mars One wants four astronauts to land on Mars every two years in the mid 2020s, steadily increasing the settlement’s size.
They say 100 candidates on the shortlist to establish a human colony on the planet Mars are to undergo tests as part of a new phase of the selection process to cut them down to just 40, according to Dailymail.co.uk.