Donna Haraway. Story telling for earthly survival

Fabrizio Terranova & 81' — 2016

Donna Haraway is a prominent scholar in the field of science and technology, a feminist, and a science-fiction enthusiast who works at building a bridge between science and fiction. She became known in the 1980s through her work on gender, identity, and technology, which broke with the prevailing trends and opened the door to a frank and cheerful trans species feminism. Haraway is a gifted storyteller who paints a rebellious and hopeful universe teeming with creatures and futuristic trans species, in an era of disasters. The filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova visited Donna Haraway at her home in Southern California, living with her, almost literally, for a few weeks, and there produced a quirky film portrait. Terranova allowed Haraway to speak in her own environment, using attractive staging that emphasised the playful, cerebral sensitivity of the scientist. The result is a rare, candid, intellectual portrait of a highly original thinker.


Production: Atelier Graphoui
Co-production: CBA, Fabrizio Terranova, Spectre productions
With the support of the Centre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

Fabrizio Terranova
Fabrizio Terranova
Tristan Galland
Nicolas Lebecque
Image editor
Bruno Tracq
Sound editor
Frédéric Fichefet
Cyril Mossé
Laurent Baudoux
Donna Haraway
Atelier Graphoui (Ellen Meiresonne)
Image Format
Sound Format
Languages OV
Available subtitles

2021 :
Internationales Frauen* Film Fest Dortmund+Köln, Allemagne, 06/21
Milano Design Film Festival, USA, 10/21
Filmtreihe Köln, Allemagne, 10/21

Kara Animal Festival, Mexico, 11/20

Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions, Japan, 02/19
Everybody’s Perfect Film Festival, Switzerland, 10/19
Pravo Ljudski, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 11/19

MiradasDoc Market , Spain, 02/18
Tartu World Film Festival , Estonia, 03/18
Whole Festival, Germany, 04/18
MICGnero , Mexico, 08/18
International Photography Fest Zagreb, Croatia, 09/18
LUSTSTREIFEN queer film festival Basel, Switzerland, 09/18
CineMigrante, Argentina, 09/18
Inconvenient Film Festival, Lithuania, 10/18
Hamburg International Queer Festival, Germany, 10/18
Daylighting – Bloomsbury Festival, United Kingdom, 10/18
Festival Devenir Terrestre, Barcelone, Spain, 11/18

Sonic Acts Festival, The Netherlands, 02/17
Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones Barcelona, Spain, 03/17
MaerzMusik Fest for Time Issues, Berlin, Germany, 03/17
DOXA Documentary FF – Vancouver, Canada, 05/17
Bloom Science and Culture Festival, Denmark, 05/17
SIWFF-Seoul International Women’s Film Festival, South Korea, 06/17
Festival Loud And Proud, Paris, France, 07/17
Kampnagel – Hamburg, Germany, 08/17
Fuchsbau Festival – Hannover, Germany, 08/17
Some Prefer Cake – Bologna Lesbian FF, Italy, 09/17
LIAF Lofoten International Art Festival – Svolvaer, Norway, 09/17
Exhibition An Talla Solais Ullapool, United Kingdom, 09/17
QueerLisboa – International Queer FF, Portugal, 09/17
Environmental Film Festival, Australia, 10/17
Terra Nostra Rencontres Documentaires, France, 10/17
Brighton Digital Festival, United Kingdom, 10/17
Biennale d’art contemporain – Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 11/17
Filmer à tout prix, Belgium, 11/17
Festival INTERFÉRENCES – Lyon, France, 11/17
Tarptautinis Kauno kino festvalis, Lituania, 11/17
AHA! Festival, Sweden, 11/17
Porny Days – Film and Art Festival, Switzerland, 11/17

Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Beursschouwburg, Belgium, 05/16
Festival Actoral, Marseille, France, 10/16
Rencontres Bandits-Mages, France, 11/16
Torino Film Festival, Italy, 11/16
BAFF-Festival International du Film sur l’Art, Belgium, 11/16

Projections (non-exhaustive list)

FilmMuseum Potsdam Cinema (Potsdam)
Stijdelijk Museum (Amsterdam)
Royal College of Art (London)
Cinematheque of Bogota (Bogota)
Konstfack, University of Arts (Stockholm)
Zurich University of Arts (Zurich)
Standard Hotel (Miami)
Tallinn University, School of Humanities (Tallinn)
CONA Institute of Contemporary Arts Processing (Ljubjana)
Harvard University (Cambridge)
Cine Detour (Rome)
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (Singapore)
Le Fresnoy (Roubaix)
MUCEM (Marseille)
Glasgow Film Theatre (Glasgow)
Séminaire Ecole de la Terre (Tarnac)
SMK National Gallery of Denmark (Copenhague)
UNAM (Mexico)
Australian Cinematheque (Brisbane)

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