Saving The Dark
Friday, Sept. 28 | 9:00 pm | Pacific Northwest Premiere
Filmmaker Sriram Murali , Dawn Nilson, Rose City Astronomers’ liason for the International Dark Sky Association and Mary Coolidge, the Audubon Society of Portland’s “Lights Out” Campaign Manager in attendance for post-film discussion!
80% of the world’s population live under light polluted skies. What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns and endangers nocturnal habitats. The current advances in LED technology have enabled several cities to safely light their streets and save energy without disrupting the nighttime environment. Saving the Dark explores the need to preserve night skies and what we can do to combat light pollution. Created in collaboration with the International Dark-Sky Association.
Directed by Sriram Murali | 2018 | US | 55 MINS.
Screening with the short film:
Hear Our Olympics
Oregon premiere. Filmmaker Palmer Morese in attendance along with the National Parks Conservation Association.
The wild Olympic Peninsula is like nowhere else. It has been recognized as a national park, a wilderness area, an International Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site, and the quietest space in the lower 48. Yet, the park’s rare and distinctive soundscape is threatened by new and unnatural noises: Navy electronic warfare training by jet in the skies over the park. Hear Our Olympics examines this threat and the challenges it poses to the park’s soundscape as well as to U.S. military veterans.
Directed by Palmer Morse & Matthew Mikkelsen | 2018 | US | 8 MINS.