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Premiere and discussion: Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival

Echo of the first New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival
5 September 2020
16:30–19:00

DESCRIPTION

An ingenious work in the “conversation with a philosopher” genre, following the Italian activist, director and “speculative storytelling” researcher Fabrizio Terranova’s visit to Donna Haraway, the author of A Cyborg Manifesto. The founder of cyberfeminism talks about the future of people, animals, and machines in the interiors of her home, which turns out to be not what it seems. The film is part of Inventing the Future—a program of special screenings within the 1st New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a discussion. The screening will be followed by a discussion involving cyberfeminist Lika Kareva, animal studies researcher Ekaterina Nikitina, and philosopher Polina Khanova.

In Fabrizio Terranova’s film, Donna Haraway—an original thinker and activist, one of the founders of cyberfeminism and the author of A Cyborg Manifesto, which proposed a number of innovative theories about the existence of scientific knowledge—calls for the abandonment of the idea of human exceptionalism and for a conception of the world as a complex web of interconnections between people, animals, and machines. Jellyfish can be seen flying around her home while she discusses the stories that are necessary for Earth’s preservation and reads her fantastic tale of the art of survival on a broken planet, and of fusion and care between the species.

After the screening, film critic Alexey Artamonov and researchers Lika Kareva, Ekaterina Nikitina, and Polina Khanova will discuss the film as well as various aspects of Donna Haraway's philosophy.

The screening is in French and English with Russian subtitles.

Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival
Dir. Fabrizio Terranova
Belgium, France, Spain, 2016. 81 min. 18+

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Lika Kareva is a transdisciplinary researcher, programmer, and editor at cyberfemzine.net.


Ekaterina Nikitina is a researcher in the field of animal studies, curator of Posthuman Studies Lab.


Polina Khanova is a philosopher, translator, employee of the Philosophy Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Alexey Artamonov is a film critic, Program Director at New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival is a platform for new and daring cinema whose mission is to support original creative expression and to amplify new voices internationally. The festival was established in 2019 in St. Petersburg. It was marked by a large-scale three-day preview, during which over 50,000 people visited New Holland Island. The president of the festival is Alexander Rodnyansky, the program director is Alexey Artamonov, and Andrey Kartashov is the curator of the short competition. The festival is organized by the team of the New Holland: Cultural Urbanization project.

tickets

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Student: 250 rubles*

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