Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival
Donna Haraway is a biologist, scientific historian and an accomplished storyteller. She has inspired people all over the world with her life-affirming cyborg and trans-species feminism. In this entertaining conversation, she shares her stories and invites us to rediscover octopuses, spiders, dogs and their relationship to each other and to us. In the last forty years, she has produced some ground-breaking work, which is defined by a profound commitment to feminism and environmental protection. Haraway makes no distinction between people, other animals and machines, but creates new narratives about a rebellious and hopeful universe. She is concerned with promoting the practice of caring and being responsible for a multi-species life together on our damaged earth. »Make kin, not babies« is her motto.
Fabrizio Terranova spent several weeks talking to Donna Haraway and her dog Cayenne Pepper. In this conversation in her home, Haraway’s Storytelling for Earthly Survival is always linked to her own biography. Film footage and animated projections that literally float through her mind underscore the playful nature of this portrait of an eccentric thinker – who also cuts a fine figure practicing dog agility with her companion species Cayenne Pepper.
Fabrizio Terranova, who lives and works in Brussels, is a film-maker, activist, dramaturgist, and teacher at the École de Recherche Graphique in Brussels. He is the director of the film Josée Andréï, An Insane Portrait, which was turned into a book published by Les Éditions du Souffle. He is also a founding member of DingDingDong, an institute that is dedicated to gaining more knowledge about Huntington’s disease.
Films by Fabrizio Terranova
Absolute Beginners 2019 | Josée Andréï, An Insane Portrait 2010