Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival
“An ode to this thinker’s expansive mind and life. Besides a heady, speculative journey through theory, politics, sci-fi, and so much else, you get a sense of the deep joy that Haraway takes in all life.” —Vice Magazine
“A rare, candid, intellectual portrait of a highly original thinker; Haraway is a gifted storyteller who paints a rebellious and hopeful universe teeming with critters and trans species in an era of disasters.” —Concreta Journal
Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival features Haraway in a playful and engaging exploration of her life, influences, and ideas. The film is structured around a series of discussions held in the California home she helped build by hand, on subjects including capitalism and the anthropocene (a term she “uses but finds troubling”), science fiction writing as philosophical text, unconventional marital and sexual partnerships, the role of Catholicism in her upbringing, humans and dogs, the suppression of women’s writing, the surprisingly fascinating history of orthodontic aesthetics, and the need for new post-colonial and post-patriarchal narratives. It is a remarkably impressive range, from a thinker with a nimble and curious mind.
The documentary will be screened on Sunday, August 26 to open NAVEL’s Making Kin exhibition, with an encore screening on Thursday, August 30, which will be followed by a Q&A with Donna Haraway via teleconference, moderated by Hard to Read’s Fiona Duncan.