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19–30 JUNE 2019
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    Emma Davie, Peter Mettler

  • Starring

    David Abram

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  • Director of Photography: Peter Mettler

  • Editor: Peter Mettler, Emma Davie

  • Produced by: Cornelia Seitler, Rebecca Day

  • Music: AtomTM, Thomas Tallis, Gregorio Allegri, Frank Bretschneider a.o.

  • Sound Production: Jacques Kieffer, Peter Mettler

Director Bio

Emma Davie, Peter Mettler

Becoming Animal is directed by Scottish filmmaker Emma Davie (I Am Breathing) and Swiss-Canadian filmmaker Peter Mettler (Gambling, Gods and LSD; End of Time; Petropolis). Both directors are interested in the experiential nature of film and how the screen can make us aware of the act of perception. 


Becoming Animal

Part of the Documentaries Strand


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  philosopher David Abram (The Spell of the Sensuous)  to see 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.

Supported by The Embassy of Switzerland in the UK and Swiss Films.  


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Showing on 19 Jun @ 13:30


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