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Documentary Sundays | Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival

Sunday 25 September. 2pm

In association with At Thresholds, unearth, expand, and complicate your understanding of our entangled relationship with other species. Join us over consecutive Sundays for screenings in this vibrant documentary series selected by exhibition curator Moya Lawson.  

Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival (2016)  
Directed by Fabrizio Terranova 

Feminist thinker and historian of science Donna Haraway is perhaps best known as the author of two revolutionary works: the essay "A Cyborg Manifesto" and the book Primate Visions. Both set out to upend well-established "common sense" categories; breaking down the boundaries among humans, animals, and machines while challenging gender essentialism and questioning the underlying assumptions of humanity’s fascination with primates through a post-colonial lens. 

Donna Haraway: Telling Stories for Earthly Survival (2016) features Haraway in a playful and engaging exploration of her life, influences, and ideas. Structured around a series of discussions held in the California home, the film invites you to her at these passionate storytelling sessions. Covering a remarkable range of subjects be carried away by Haraway’s nimble and playful mind.  

Watch the trailer here.

See the other documentaries screening as part of our series here.