Our Kanopy pick for February is the beautiful “Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night”, a short, smart look at how artificial lights affect fireflies. Filmmaker Emily Driscoll brings viewers the unique insights of Japanese and North American researchers, exploring the ecological and cultural roles of this amazing insect and how our rising urbanity is impacting their survival. Official Selection at the 2015 Wild and Scenic Film Festival, finalist at the New York Wild Film Festival, and winner of the J-Wave Award at the Short Shorts Film Festival. Run time: 13 minutes.
Your Toronto Public Library card gives you free access to the Kanopy service, providing a wealth of amazing nature documentaries that you can check out without ever leaving your home!