The above 2 minute video clip is the official trailer for the International Year of Light 2015 (IYL2015), by Nickolas Barris.
This trailer kicked off the official United Nations/UNESCO opening ceremony of the IYL2015 in Paris on January 19, 2015.
On 20 December 2013, the UN General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015).
In proclaiming an International Year focusing on the topic of light science and its applications, the UN has recognized the importance of raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health.
For more information about the International Year of Light 2015, please visit