The Dawn Chorus
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The Dawn Chorus

Witness the first light and sounds of a new dawn breaking, as observed around the world one year ago. Patrick Shen’s cinematic meditation was created during the first COVID-19 lockdown by 35 artists from over 13 countries on May 3, 2020. With a soundtrack filled with environmental bird songs and ambient aural awakenings, the contemplative and collective portrait moves from darkness to light as a metaphor for hope and rebirth. 2020, United States, digital, nonverbal, 21 min.

Screening right here for free beginning at 10 am (CDT) on May 4 through May 17.

This program will have captioning. For more information about accessibility, or to request additional accommodations, call 612-375-7564 or email

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