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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Dusk Chorus - Based on Fragments of Extinction
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Dusk Chorus - Based on Fragments of Extinction
Dusk Chorus - Based on Fragments of Extinction
Dusk Chorus - Based on Fragments of Extinction

Dusk Chorus - Based on Fragments of Extinction

director: Nika Šaravanja, Alessandro D'Emilia
original title: Dusk Chorus - Based on Fragments of Extinction
country: Italy
year: 2016
running time: 62 min.

synopsis

In his project “Fragments of Extinction”, composer and researcher David Monacchi explores the landscape of the Amazon rainforest using audio recordings. The audiovisual symbiosis of natural still-lifes and three-dimensional audio landscapes makes his calls for preserving local biodiversity all the more believable and urgent.

biography

Nika Saravanja (1985) and Alessandro dʼEmilia (1988) are students of documentary film at the Zelig film school in Bolzano. Besides documentary film, they also share an interest in travel and environmental issues.

more about film

director: Nika Šaravanja, Alessandro D'Emilia
producer: Heidi Gronauer, Lorenzo Paccagnella
photography: Alessandro D'Emilia
editing: Otis Buri
music: David Monacchi
sound: David Monacchi

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