A Symphony of Tiny Lights

31 mins


In 1971, John Francis (Mountainfilm 2008) witnessed an oil tanker collision in the San Francisco Bay. The sight of oiled birds on the shoreline caused him to give up motorized transport and speaking, convinced that listening was the way forward. He spent the next 17 silent years earning the name Planetwalker. Over the many miles, his idea of environmentalism was changed by the people he met and broke bread with. At 77 years old, Francis now both talks and rides in cars. A Symphony of Tiny Lights recounts much of his internal journey and explores the weblike and sometimes deeply personal consequences of his decades of pilgrimage.

Production Team

Dominic Gill
Nadia Gill

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Featured in the 2024 Mountainfilm Festival.

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