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Directed by Fabrizio Terranova

Belgium, France, Spain 2016 81 mins. In English

Donna Haraway is one of contemporary philosophy’s most important and vital thinkers, her work playful and wide ranging in a time of doom-and-gloom diagnosis. With a background in the history of science and technology, and justifiably famous for foundational, intersectional texts like “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century” (1984) and Primate Visions (1990), Haraway quickly became a heroine for generations of cyberfeminists. Terranova’s incisive film is a deceptively simple yet highly engaging portrait of Haraway, delving into major strands of her thought while illuminating her infectious spirit of discovery. Story Telling for Earthly Survival is a portrait of a thinker trying to make the most of life in the ruins, in all its myriad forms.

Genres: Documentary

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