Saving the Dark

Series: Portland EcoFilm Festival

Filmmakers for this feature and short film in attendance along with Rose City Astronomers’ liaison for the International Dark Sky Association and the National Parks Conservation Association.

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 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.

Screening with the short film HEAR OUR OLYMPICS, directed by Palmer Morse & Matthew Mikkelsen.

Sponsors: KBOO Community Radio. Community Partners: Rose City Astronomers, National Parks Conservation Association.

Assistive Listening
Wheelchair accessible