Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival

Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival
Director: Fabrizio Terranova

Belgium, 2016, documentary, 82 minutes, english with lithuanian subtitles, N-7

Fabrizio Terranova’s newest feature Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival explores Donna Haraway – one of the most important and unique voices of 20th century feminism, an academic and science fiction enthusiast whose work attempts to bridge the gap between science and fiction. Haraway came to prominence in the 1980s with her work that challenged the norms of gender, identity and technology, and paved the way for a more cheerful and inclusive trans species feminism. One of her most celebrated works is A Cyborg Manifesto (1984), a critique of a feminism based on identity politics that argued for a movement based on affinity. Terranova’s film showcases her exceptional storytelling talent: after spending a few weeks in her California home, the Belgian director has crafted a playful portrait of an extraordinary thinker. Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival is an a candid and extremely intellectual encounter with a truly unique scholar.

About the director:

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.

Section: Ocean for Earthly Survival

Screenplay: Fabrizio Terranova

Dir. of Photography: Tristan Galand

Cast: Donna Haraway