Awards and Reviews for Galileo’s Sons


Gemini Award, 2004
Best original score in a documentary (composer, Rob Carli)

Aurora Award, 2004
Platinum Best of Show (Religious Issues/Documentary category)

Gold Plaque, Chicago International Television Awards, 2005
Documentary: Science/Nature

Bronze Plaque, 2005
Columbus International Film & Video Festival, 2005

Critical Reviews

“A few Canadian documentaries sparkled: the best of the bunch was the Toronto-made Galileo’s Sons on Vision.” – The Toronto Star, 2003 Year-end Review

“It’s a gem of a film, so carefully thought out and constructed…a very mature piece of work.” – Mark Achbar, Director of The Corporation and Manufacturing Consent

“Galileo’s Sons is clearly one of the best and brightest of the season, packed with information, debate and some of the most gorgeous scenes of the solar system in offering a rare look inside the Vatican Observatory…[A]n intimate peep into eternity by producer/director Alison Rose.” – Starweek Magazine

“Alison Rose took an obscure and difficult subject and made it fascinating and beautiful to look at.” – Kevin McMahon, Director/Partner, Primitive Entertainment

“Gently explores how the centre, run by a church perceived as an enemy of science, can be taken seriously. It offers fascinating comments from students who struggle with the issue.” – The Globe & Mail