Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night

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Saving Fireflies and Nocturnal Habitats

Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night and Light of the Genji explore the Importance of Darkness, and the Erosion of it, told through the study, preservation and celebration of firefly habitats in Japan and the United States.  Fireflies are reportedly disappearing, as artificial night lights disrupt their ‘languages of light’.  Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night and Light of the Genji feature artists and scientists on different continents working to understand firefly flash patterns and how to live among wildlife in Urban Settings.

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Brilliant-Darkness-Poster-160Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night (12 min) explores the importance of darkness, and erosion of it, through the study and preservation of firefly habitats in Japan and the United States. Fireflies disappear as artificial night lights disrupt their ‘languages of light’. Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night features artists and scientists on different continents working to understand firefly flash patterns and how to live among wildlife in urban settings. The film features (in order of appearance in the film): Rei Ohara, Dr. Nobuyoshi Ohba, Dr. Marc Branham, Dr. James Lloyd, Dr. James Karl Fischer, AIA, RIBA.

 

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Light of the Genji (9 min) explores the study, appreciation and preservation of the Genji fireflies in Japan. The film features (in order of appearance in the film): Rei Ohara, Dr. Nobuyoshi Ohba, Dr. Marc Branham, Zack Lemann. 

Format: NTSC
Language(s): English, Japanese Region coding: all regions

Two films on one DVD

Brilliant Darkness 12 Minutes
Light of the Genji 9 Mins

Produced by James Karl Fischer
Directed by Emily V. Driscoll

2015


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Weight .32 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 6 x .5 in
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