“I worry that our lack of contact with the sky is doing something to us that’s very subtle. Who knows what the ultimate effect will be.” - 2012 documentary The City Dark
The primate world considers darkness, as part of nature, to be a vital part of the Monkey Condition. Many species, notably the eponymous - and endangered - gray-bellied night monkey, thrive not just in the absence of light, but in total dark: the absence of light pollution. This inspiring new documentary, The City Dark, asks a question both man and ape should mull carefully: what are the consequences of a world being steadily reprieved of its darkness?