The Singing Planet

Liz McKenzie | 2021 | 39 min.

2022 Official Selection

Throughout all of human history, people have paid meticulous attention to natural sounds, but in our noisy industrial world, these wild voices largely go unheard. From a tiny warbler announcing the awakening dawn, to sibling brown bears growling over fishing rights, to the roar of a calving glacier, the earth offers a rich and varied chorus for those who listen. Set in Glacier Bay National Park, one of the most spectacular wild places on earth, The Singing Planet immerses viewers in these natural voices and the places that give rise to them. Guided by natural sounds recordist and cultural anthropologist, Richard Nelson and natural sounds recordist, Hank Lentfer, viewers are invited to listen, to hear the messages of these wild voices, and most of all to protect them.

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