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“Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival” to be screened at Kaunas International Film Festival

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2017-11-14

This year’s edition of the Kaunas International Film Festival is thrilled to announce an extraordinary encounter with one of the most important voices in 20th century feminism – Donna Haraway. The festival will be hosting a free screening and discussion of Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival on the 4th of December, at 7pm at Kaunas Artists‘ House.

Donna Haraway is one of the crucial figures of 20th century feminism, a radical academic and a science fiction enthusiast seeking to bridge the gap between science and fiction. Haraway rose to prominence in the 1980s with works that challenged the dominant conceptions of gender, identity and technology. She is perhaps best known for A Cyborg Manifesto (1984), a work that still seems relevant and radical even after more than 30 years since its publication.

To create this unconventional documentary, Italian director Fabrizio Terranova lived with Haraway and her dog Cayenne in her Southern Californian house. The result of this encounter is a film of rare honesty, playfully showcasing Haraway’s notions of ecology, feminism and the link between human civilisation and nature.

Kaunas International Film Festival is pleased to invite both those who are familiar with Haraway’s revolutionary thought and those to whom this evening will be their first meeting with a thinker of rare intelligence and relevance.  

The screening and discussion is co-hosted with „Six chairs books“ and is a part of „Moon Clown Moon Animals“ series of eco-poetry film screenings. Further updates for this event can be found at KIFF's website and at http://www.sixchairsbooks.lt