Filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova visited Donna Haraway at her home in California for a few weeks, and there produced this quirky film portrait. Terranova allowed Haraway to speak in her own environment, using attractive staging that emphasized the playful, cerebral sensitivity of the scientist. The result is a rare, candid, intellectual portrait of a highly original thinker. 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 critters and trans species, in an era of disasters. The film has been an inspiration to artists Antonia Baehr and Latifa Laâbissi while they were working on the piece Consul and Meshie. They opened their process in the Soup Talk conversation right before the movie in Caisa on November 15th 2020.

Fabrizio Terranova

Fabrizio Terranova, who lives and works in Brussels, is a film-maker, activist, dramaturge, and teacher at the École de recherche graphique in Brussels, where he launched and co-runs the master’s program Narrations and experimentation/ Speculative narration. He is a founding member of DingDingDong – an institute to jointly improve knowledge about Huntington’s disease. He has published the article Les Enfants du compost in the joint publication Gestes spéculatifs (Les Presses du réel, 2015).