Under the Milky Way

About the Film

As a result of light pollution, nearly 80% of Americans cannot see the Milky Way from their homes. In this 360-video experience, join a group of travelers journeying to the dark-skies of Nebraska's Sandhills to reconnect with nature's nocturnal majesty.

About the filmmaker(s)

Mary Anne Andrei is a Senior Emerging Media Producer at NET Nebraska. She is currently producing new serial content in two emerging platforms: 360° video and podcast. “Watershed” is a digital 360° series about the Platte River watershed, and “On the Table” is a podcast about the 2018 Farm Bill.
She also is a freelance documentary photographer, writer and producer. Her photos have appeared in The Guardian, Harper’s, Huffington Post, In These Times, Maclean’s, Mother Jones, OnEarth and The New Republic. Her photographs, videography and an interview with Jane Kleeb, the founder of Bold Nebraska, appeared in the “Making Change” digital series for BillMoyers.com.

She holds a doctorate in the history of science and technology from the University of Minnesota. Her history of the American museum institution and early wildlife conservation movement is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press in 2019.

Executive Producer Chad Davis is the founding AGM of NET Nebraska’s Emerging Media department, which serves as a ‘skunkworks’ within NET for new internet-based technologies, exploration of new production techniques and development of experience-based content initiatives. His career includes stints at WGBH, WETA and New Mexico PBS. He is also a Consulting Producer for the international travel series, Travels with Darley, seen on PBS stations and Amazon Prime.

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About the Presenting Partner

More than one million people watch and listen to NET – Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations – each week. Our statewide public media network offers free, high-quality educational programming for children, engaging entertainment, clever drama, trusted news, history, science secrets and a wide variety of arts and music. Our award-winning content enriches lives, addresses needs and concerns, and empowers Nebraskans to build thriving communities. NET serves each of the state’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus we offer robust online, mobile and digital content. Our commitment to Nebraska includes production of award-winning local television, radio series and documentaries; broadcasting live high school and college sports - welcoming children, families, caregivers and educators to learning events - and keeping Nebraskans safe by collaborating with agencies to relay emergency news and weather alerts. 

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