Wind Should Be Heard Not Seen

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Point of No Return
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Tue, Sep 11, 2018 8:00 PM

Noel Dockstader & Quinn Kanaly, USA. Behind the headlines of the courageous, first solar-powered flight around the world.

Film Info
Director:Claire Sanford
Year of Production:2018
Topic:Climate Action
Pollution & Toxins
Science & Technology
Running Time:13 min.


A lyrical journey through countries and cultures, connected by an unlikely foe: dust. Originating in the deserts of Western China, gigantic dust clouds rise, engulfing everything in their path. Blowing across the globe, the film rides the winds of our changing planet, connecting us all through the air we breathe. Taking its name from a Mongolian proverb - “wind should be heard, but never seen” - the film bears witness to human adaptation in the face of increasing environmental change: but is it our greatest strength, or our downfall?

Claire SanfordClaire Sanford is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer based in Montreal, Canada. She earned her BFA in Film Production from the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. In 2014, Claire was selected as a fellow of the prestigious Hot Docs Accelerator mentorship program and in 2016, she was awarded a Redford Centre Grant for the development of her first feature, Hwangsa: Colour of the Wind.