Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night

Emily V. Driscoll, James Karl Fischer, BonSci Films | 2014 | 12 min.

2015 Official Selection

Explores the importance of darkness, and the erosion of it, through the study and preservation of firefly habitats in Japan and the U.S.. Fireflies disappear as artificial night lights disrupt their “languages of light.” The film showcases scientists on different continents studying firefly flash patterns and how to live among wildlife in urban settings.