2016 | Puerto Rico | Experimental

The Great Silence

  • 16 mins
  • Director | Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla

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Arecibo, the world’s largest radio telescope, is located in Esperanza, Puerto Rico, which is also home to a critically endangered species of parrots. The telescope functions as an ear that is capable of capturing signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. The witty messages from the parrots remain unnoticed.

environment astronomy communication conservation bird language extinction alien space