Saving the Dark

80% of the world's population can no longer see the Milky Way. 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 dark night skies and what we can do to combat light pollution. Created in association with the International Dark-Sky Association.

Interesting film about light pollution, the background, causes and negative effects on the environment, humans and animals. Presents positive approaches and possible solutions to the problem. Recommendation of the editorial staff!

Director(s): Sriram Murali
Script: Sriram Murali
Production: Sriram Murali, Priya Balasubramanian
Music: Jorge Gonzalez Mendez
Actors: Charles Sheehan, Connie Walker, David Godfrey, Eric Warrant, Eva Knop, Gerald McKeegan, John Barentine, Katherine Gader, Kemer Thomson, Kevin Sweeney, Marie Dacke, Mark Toney, Maurice Ohayon, Michael Siminovitch, Mitch Sears, Noreen Weeden, Paul Alsing, Debbie Searle, Pete Strasser, Richard Ozer, Rick Herren, Scott Feierabend, Steve Green, Susan Elbin, Tim Hunter, Tom Butt, Tyler Nordgren
Year: 2018
Duration: 56 min
Picture format: 16:9
Our age recommendation: 14
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: United States, Sweden, United Kingdom
Shooting Locations: United States
Screening rights: Sriram Murali ()


Main topic(s): Energy Planet Earth
Secondary topics: light pollution
Mentions: night sky milky way light pollution lights LEDs astronomy economy health animals birds turtles bees insects safety security energy saving darkness light waste

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