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Saving The Dark at the Portland EcoFilm Festival

  • The Hollywood Theatre 4122 Northeast Sandy Boulevard Road Portland, OR, 97212 United States (map)

The Portland EcoFilm Festival presents the PNW premiere of SAVING THE DARK, directed by Sriram Murali

Filmmaker in attendance for post-film discussion along with Dawn Nilson, Rose City Astronomers' liaison for the International Dark Sky Association!

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. 

Screening with film short:
HEAR OUR OLYMPICS, directed by Palmer Morse & Matthew Mikkelsen. Filmmakers in person, along with Rob Smith, Director of the Northwest Chapter of the National Parks Conservation Association 
Sponsor: KBOO Community Radio. Community Partner: Rose City Astronomers Audubon Society of Portland

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Earlier Event: September 22
CANCELLED - OMSI Autumnal Equinox Star Party
Later Event: October 1
Board Meeeting