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Being Hear

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Overview

Genre
Environment, Biography, Human Interest, Contemporary Issues, and Nature
Synopsis

For most of his life, Gordon Hempton has been in pursuit of nature’s myriad and multi-faceted soundscapes as an Emmy-winning acoustic ecologist. During that time, he has become a master of a skill that is inarguably a dying art: listening. In this short film, he shares insights on the constant and nuanced communications of nature, the alarming extinction of places unaffected by human activity, the way quiet can open our eyes to the larger picture and the benefits of simply paying attention to place. Silence, as he puts it, “is the think tank of the soul.”

Stage
finished
Running time
9 and 44 minutes

Credits

  • Palmer Morse ... Director, DOP, Editor
  • Matthew Mikkelsen ... Director, DOP, Editor, Sound

Production Details

Country
United States
Years of Production
2016
Locations
Washington
Prod. Partners
Matthew Mikkelsen - Hayloft Audio LLC

Distribution Details

Release year
2016
Festivals
OFFICIAL SELECTION // BIG SKY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2017 OFFICIAL SELECTION // TELLURIDE MOUNTAINFILM FESTIVAL 2017 OFFICIAL
Awards
WINNER "BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY" // THE EARTH DAY FILM FESTIVAL 2017 WINNER "BEST SHORT FILM"// PORTLAND ECO FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Language
English

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