Follow up to Lost in Light
My short films on Light Pollution have been very successful - featured on Nat Geo, made the news in over 40 countries, seen over half a million times, used by NPS, schools and scout clubs for education and outreach and screened at film festivals. It spurred a conversation on Light Pollution, its effects and what we can do to fight it. When I attended the San Francisco Green Film Festival earlier this year, I realized how much people care about Environmental issues. I was inspired to make my own Documentary movie on Astronomy and Light Pollution. I wanted to make a movie on the significance of Astronomy and the night skies, the effects of Light Pollution on Astronomy, human health, wildlife and beyond, what we can do to fight it.
My role at IDA
I reached out to the International Dark-Sky Association(IDA) about the idea and they were so impressed that they asked me to join them. I've been a Public Education Volunteer for the International Dark-Sky Association for a few months now. I'm proud to be a part of IDA and it has only made me more responsible. My drive to do something about Light Pollution has definitely increased several folds. Thank you IDA.
SAVING THE DARK - Documentary Movie
The movie, 'Saving the Dark', will show what the people in cities are missing out on, the importance of Astronomy in our lives, the impact Astronomy can have on children, how Light Pollution costs a lot of money, affects our health, wildlife and our environment, show the work of nonprofits fighting to preserve dark night skies, tell what people can do at home to fight Light Pollution and talk to cities that have successfully handled this issue.
The movie is going to be completely non-profit, made only for educational purposes. I do this out of my passion for Astronomy and the night skies and the drive to make people care more about it. I give my videos out for free for educational purposes and don't make any money off my photography. This project is funded by me, done solely on my personal time.
I've had so many great experiences and met the friendliest bunch of people over the past several months working on this project. I've got so much love and support. I’m interviewing and showing the work of folks at International Dark-Sky Association, National Park Rangers, Sea Turtle Conservancy, Audubon Societies, Astronomers, Star parties, Public Utilities Commissions, University Professors researching lighting and young children passionate about Astronomy. I want to thank all the non-profit organizations and other people that have helped me on this project. I will be adding short stories on each of my experiences in the coming days. Thanks for reading. Clear skies.