Becoming Animal

An inspired collaboration between filmmakers Emma Davie and Peter Mettler, "Becoming Animal" is a different kind of nature film, tracing how we sense the 'more than human' world and exploring how it also senses us.

An immersive audiovisual quest, it traces a journey to the Grand Teton Park in North America with the influential American environmental philosopher David Abram ("The Spell of the Sensuous") to explore how the written word and technology has affected how we see. We pique our senses to witness the so-called natural world — which in turn witnesses us, prompting us to reflect on the very essence of what it means to inhabit our animal bodies.

Director(s): Peter Mettler, Emma Davie
Script: David Abram
Production: Cornelia Seitler, Rebecca Day, Brigitte Hofer, Sonja Henrici, Maximage, SDI Productions Ltd
Actors: David Abram
Year: 2018
Duration: 78 min
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): English
Language (subtitles): German, French
Country of origin: Switzerland, United Kingdom
Shooting Locations: United States
Screening rights: Outside the Box (Switzerland)
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Main topic(s): Human Potential
Secondary topics: art spirituality wilderness wildlife
Mentions: philosophy perception human senses phenomenology language meditation nature
Topic Page(s): Human Potential

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