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Borrowed Light: An ambitious plan to see the light by stealing it

Inspired by literature, myth, and the creation of lore, Borrowed Light is “a short animation about conflicting existences, natural wonders, and petty theft on a grand scale.” The award-winning film by director and animator Olivia When was shared by the International Dark-Sky Association in 2013.

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Arae, a kid and the last patron of an abandoned observatory, is stealing lightbulbs from every socket in town. It’s an ambitious plan to eliminate light pollution and share a natural wonder that the entire city has been oblivious to.

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Bonus from When’s blog: Juggling lightbulbs gifs.

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There are more kids on adventures in the archives. Plus:
• Star Parties In Our National Parks
• On Light Pollution: The End of Darkness

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