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Being Hear



For most of his life, Gordon Hempton has been in pursuit of nature’s myriad and multi-faceted soundscapes as an Emmy-winning acoustic ecologist. During that time, he has become a master of a skill that is inarguably a dying art: listening. In Being Hear he shares insights on the constant and nuanced communications of nature, the alarming extinction of places unaffected by human activity, the way quiet can open our eyes to the larger picture and the benefits of simply paying attention to place. Silence, as he puts it, “is the think tank of the soul.” Best Environmental Short Films – National Geographic 2017. Best Documentary Short – Earth Day Film Festival 2017. Best Short Movie – Echo Mountain Film Festival 2017. Best Short – Outerdocs Film Festival 2017. Best Sound Design – Jefferson State Flixx Festival 2017. Best Short Film – Portland EcoFilm Festival 2016. Official Selections 2017: Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Mountainfilm, Fresh Coast Film Festival, International Wildlife Film Festival, Wild & Scenic Film Festival, IFF Ekotopfilm – Envirofilm, San Francisco Green Film Festival, Freep Film Festival, Cine Eco, Arica Nativa Rural Film Festival, Picture Farm Film Fest, Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Local Sightings Film Festival, MAFF, PTFF. Official Selection 2016: BANFF.