Sleepless Birds

Dana Melaver, Tom Claudon

Shorts Competition

How does a tomato change our sense of time? At the border between science-fiction and documentary, Sleepless Birds tracks the rise of artificially-lit, industrial greenhouses in the French region of Bretagne. The film presents the environmental impact of grow lights on biodiversity, as well as on our rhythm and perception of time. In examining the case of agricultural light pollution, the film also raises questions about the unintended consequences of human attempts to overpower nature and control the elements.

This short film is part of the programme Shorts: Human Nature

Nominated for the Shorts Competition award
All nominations

Credits

Director
Dana Melaver, Tom Claudon
Producer
Bernadette Hauke
Year
2023
Country of production
Germany
Type
Documentary, Short
Duration
45 minutes
Spoken language
French
Subtitles
EN
Production company
Pangolin Doxx Films