Echoes of the Invisible

Echoes of the Invisible

“Echoes of the Invisible” interweaves a mosaic of profound quests: a blind man running alone from the lowest point in the western hemisphere to the highest mountain peak in the U.S.; artist Rachel Sussman’s struggles to photograph the oldest continuously living things on Earth; journalist Paul Salopek’s 21,000 mile walk retracing the migration route through which our ancestors first discovered the planet; astronomers and physicists attempting to see into the furthest depths of time; and monks probing the most extreme environment of all - the human heart. They discover, in their own way, something that transcends all that divides us in a world lost in the speed and noise of the digital age.

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Steve Elkins




Director: Steve Elkins
Executive Producer: Scott Cronan, Jan Cieslikiewicz
Producer: Scott Cronan, Jan Cieslikiewicz
Cinematographer: Steve Elkins
Editor: Steve Elkins
Music: Ben Eshbach
Principal Cast: Al Arnold, Rachel Sussman, Paul Salopek, Anil Ananthaswamy, Linda Lynch, Losang Samten


Public Film Contact
Scott Cronan
CronanLand, Inc.
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Scott Cronan
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Biography, Documentary
Screening Section: Visions
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: Chile, Djibouti, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, India, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Turkey, United States, Uzbekistan
Language: English
Runtime: 106 mins