Synopsis by Cara Saposnik
Gordon Hempton is a sound tracker. He travels around the world and records natural sounds, even as they are disappearing from their natural habitats. Vanishing Dawn Chorus documents Hempton's incredible journey and important undertaking. Following him from the endangered Amazon rain forest to Washington State's Olympic National seashore to the misty island of Sri Lanka, this alluring documentary captures the beauty of preserving nature. Hempton's efforts to safeguard unspoiled sounds where human noises are nonexistent are seen here as crucial to an understanding of the urgent needs of the environment.