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.
Sleepless Birds had its world premiere on May 4th and 5th, 2023 at the Documentary Film Festival "Hot Docs" in Toronto. The filmmakers Dana Melaver and Tom Claudon and the composer Lukas Sweetwood were on site.
Link zum Trailer: www.vimeo.com/749698867/
Dana Melaver: www.danamelaver.com