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Gorden Hempton:

Silence is the poetics of space, what it means to be in a place.

Sanctuaries of Silence: A Listening Journey

by Adam Loften & Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Director & Producer

Adam Loften is a director, editor, cinematographer, and producer of short documentary films that highlight pressing social and environmental issues. His work has been featured on PBS, National Geographic, the Atlantic, and the New York Times.

Director & Producer

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee is an Emmy nominated filmmaker and composer. His award-winning films have been featured on PBS, National Geographic, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Atlantic, exhibited at the Smithsonian, and screened at festivals worldwide. He is the executive editor of Emergence Magazine.

In response to the pandemic, we’ve adapted the virtual reality film Sanctuaries of Silence into an immersive listening journey into the Hoh Rain Forest, one of the quietest places in North America. Acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton guides us in reconnecting with the silence of the living world.

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Sanctuaries of Silence

Sanctuaries of Silence

by Adam Loften & Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Sanctuaries of Silence is an immersive listening journey into Olympic National Park, one of the quietest places in North America. A virtual reality film by Emergence Magazine staff filmmakers Adam Loften and Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee.

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