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+