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a film by Fabrizio Terranova

Donna Haraway: Storytelling for Earthly Survival

13 September

Storytelling for Earthly Survival is an engaging exploration of Donna Haraway’s life, influences and ideas, marked by her deep commitments to feminism and environmentalism. Haraway is a prominent scholar in the field of science and technology, who works at building a bridge between science and fiction. She became known in the 1980s through her work on gender, identity, and technology, which broke with the prevailing trends and opened the door to a frank and cheerful trans species feminism. Haraway is a gifted storyteller who paints a rebellious and hopeful universe teeming with critters and trans species, in an era of disasters. Brussels filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova spent a few weeks filming Haraway at her home in California, producing a film portrait that allowed Haraway to speak in her own environment, which emphasised the playful, cerebral sensitivity of the scientist. The result is a rare, candid, intellectual portrait of a highly original thinker.

About the artist:
Fabrizio Terranova, who lives and works in Brussels, is a film-maker, activist, dramaturge, and teacher at erg (École de recherche graphique) in Brussels, where he launched and co-runs the master’s programme in Récits et expérimentation/Narration spéculative (Narrations and experimentation/ Speculative narration). Terranova is the author of Josée Andrei, An Insane Portrait, an experimental documentary that was turned into a book published by Les Editions du souffle. He is also a founding member of DingDingDong – an institute to jointly improve knowledge about Huntington’s disease. He has recently published the article “Les Enfants du compost” in the joint publication Gestes spéculatifs (Les Presses du réel, 2015).

Themes: environmental politics, storytelling, science, art and creativity
BE / 2016 / 82minutes / 16:9

With kind thanks to the distributor Icarus Films, New York.


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