Youri (Alseni Bathily) is 16-years-old and has lived all his life in Gagarine, a vast red brick housing project on the outskirts of Paris. From the heights of his apartment, he dreams of becoming an astronaut. But when plans to demolish his community’s home are leaked, Youri joins the resistance. With his friends Diana and Houssam, he embarks on a mission to save Gagarine, transforming the estate into his own “starship”—before it disappears into space forever. A beguiling tribute to the power of community, the persistence of memory, and the indefatigability of youth, Gagarine was shot on the cusp of the actual demolition of Cité Gagarine in collaboration with its residents. (Fully subtitled)
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