Listening in the Dark

2018
Country: UK
Duration: 43 mins
|30 Seconds
Colour: Colour
Available Format/s: HD Digital File
Original Format: 4K Video
Themes: 
  • Animals
  • Documentary
  • Found Footage
  • Landscape
  • Nature

Listening in the Dark (2018) gathers a series of subtle but penetrating soundings of human beings’ impact on the natural environment. While there is a growing sensitivity to the ecological damage we are causing, we can also be strangely blind to things that happen outside of our consciousness. A creature that has often fallen beneath our radar is the bat. Undisturbed, and largely unchanged, for millions of years, its nocturnal rhythms are being increasingly interrupted by the presence of wind turbines. Taking the interaction between bats and wind turbines as its starting point, the film traverses geological, ecological and human time spans to navigate the complexity of the Anthropocene.

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