Transition Litchfield shows “The City Dark” August 15

Transition Litchfield shows “The City Dark” at White Memorial followed by a night walk

 LITCHFIELD – Transition Litchfield’s film series continues in conjunction with White Memorial on Wednesday, August 15th with “The City Dark,” a film about the loss of darkness in modern life. There will be refreshments and social time at 7:00 PM in the Cedar Room, and the film will begin at 7:30 PM, with time for discussion afterwards.

After dark, James Fisher, wildlife biologist at White Memorial, will lead a night walk on the trails near the museum.  If the weather permits, there will be a black/fluorescent light insect collector so that people can view nocturnal insects that are affected by light pollution.

This documentary film has appeared on the PBS show, Point of View.  Filmmaker Ian Cheney travels to America’s brightest and darkest corners, asking astronomers, cancer researchers and ecologists what is lost in the glare of city lights. It is a fascinating introduction to the science of the dark and an exploration of our relationship to the stars.

Transition Litchfield seeks to build awareness about the long term health of our community through inclusive conversations about local resilience.  Learn more at www.transitionlitchfield.org, or contact transitionlitchfield@gmail.com.  For more about the film, visit http://www.pbs.org/pov/citydark/

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