Radical Empathy

Eco-Shorts from the FMC
11 films
In the face of global ecological collapse, there's nothing radical about loving the non-human.

Films

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    Poor Sheep

    Poor Sheep
    Jeroen Eisinga

    16mm, 5 min
    • Environment / Nature
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    Back To Nature
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Back To Nature
    George Kuchar

    16mm, color, sound, 10 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Environment / Nature
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    11 thru 12
    Documentary
    Experimental
    Narrative

    11 thru 12
    Andrea Callard

    color, sound, 11 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, DVD PAL
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Music
    • Environment / Nature
    • Arts / Artists
    • Biography / Autobiography
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Structural
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    Unsere Afrikareise
    Experimental

    Unsere Afrikareise
    Peter Kubelka

    16mm, color, sound, 12.5 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, 35mm
    • Political / Social Activism
    • Environment / Nature
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    Myth in the Electronic Age
    Experimental

    Myth in the Electronic Age
    Alan Berliner

    16mm, color, sound, 13 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Environment / Nature
    • Films About Film
    • Found Footage
    • Philosophical
    • Spiritual / Mystical
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    Quiproquo
    Experimental

    Quiproquo
    Rose Lowder

    16mm, color, sound, 13 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Environment / Nature
    • Films About Film
    • Philosophical
    • Political / Social Activism
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    Upholstered Furniture In The Grass: Polstermobel In Grunen
    Documentary

    Upholstered Furniture In The Grass: Polstermobel In Grunen
    Noll Brinckmann

    16mm, color, sound, 7 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Environment / Nature
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    Natural History
    Experimental

    Natural History
    Alan Berliner

    16mm, color, sound, 12.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Environment / Nature
    • Found Footage
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Philosophical
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    Whither Weather
    Animation

    Whither Weather
    Faith Hubley

    color, sound, 10 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • History
    • Music
    • Environment / Nature
    • Arts / Artists
    • Literarature / Theater
    • Ethnographic
    • Spiritual / Mystical
    • Children / Youth
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    Isy Boukir
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Isy Boukir
    Nancy Graves

    16mm, color, sound, 16 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, DVD NTSC
    • Environment / Nature
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    THE PEACOCK
    Documentary
    Experimental

    THE PEACOCK
    Andrew Kim

    color, sound, 12 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, DVD NTSC
    • Arts / Artists
    • Body
    • Environment / Nature
    • Philosophical
    • Science / Medicine
    • Technology

Description

In the face of global ecological collapse, there's nothing radical about loving the non-human.

A program of 16mm films that, taken together, can expand the notion of who and what deserve to be subjects of human empathy. 'Radical Empathy' looks at what happens when we break through the traditional silos of "love", usually reserved for partners, family, and pets, and apply our empathy to non-human animals, inanimate objects, the non-living natural world, and the discarded. In the face of global ecological collapse, there's nothing radical about loving the non-human. Can we overcome the industrial, technological, and political cynicism that keep us from achieving this ideal?

 

Curated by G. Anthony Svatek for the Camera Obscura IV Annual Report in Petaluma, California 2018.