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

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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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