Spotlight: Why Look at Animals?

They offer companionship, love, consolation, and amusement, as well as labor and food. Human-animal relationship is complex and reflects something deep and primordial, while it changes in time. Guided by John Berger’s essay of the same title, we inspect this bond in the context of a spotlight to revelatory, fascinating documentaries.

  • Animus Animalis (A Story about People, Animals and Things)
    Animus Animalis (istorija apie žmones, žvėris ir daiktus) Aistė Žegulytė 2018, Lithuania
    A taxidermist, a deer farmer and a museum employee guide us around a bizarre world, in which the line between reality and artificiality becomes imperceptible. Set up in fabricated nature’s ...

  • Buddy
    Buddy Heddy Honigmann 2018, Netherlands
    An Afghanistan veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, who suffers from nightmares and insomnia, finds comfort in a four-legged tail-wagging companion. The director observes the beautiful relationship between six service dogs ...

  • For the Birds
    For the Birds Richard Miron 2018, USA
    Kathy, a middle-aged woman, lives in a farm in the State of New York with her forgiving husband and her extended family: hundreds of fowl, which she treats like next ...

  • The Hidden Side of Animal Transport
    The Hidden Side of Animal Transport Manfred Karremann 2018, Germany
    A shocking insight into how animals exported from Europe as livestock are routinely exposed to appalling conditions and abused. Despite the ruling that EU animal welfare regulations should remain in ...

  • When Lambs Become Lions
    When Lambs Become Lions Jon Kasbe 2018, USA
    In the Kenyan bush, where everyday life is a fight for survival, a small-time ivory dealer struggles to make do, in spite of all the obstacles and the challenges. Seeking ...

01 March 2019
18:00 For the Birds | For the Birds PAVLOS ZANNAS ID: 025
02 March 2019
15:00 Buddy | Buddy TONIA MARKETAKI ID: 134
03 March 2019
20:45 When Lambs Become Lions | When Lambs Become Lions STAVROS TORNES ID: 266
04 March 2019
19:00 Buddy | Buddy SYKIES MUNICIPAL THEATER ID: ---
05 March 2019
15:45 Animus Animalis (A Story about People, Animals and Things) | Animus Animalis (istorija apie žmones, žvėris ir daiktus) OLYMPION ID: 414
22:45 The Hidden Side of Animal Transport | The Hidden Side of Animal Transport FRIDA LIAPPA ID: 447
06 March 2019
18:15 Animus Animalis (A Story about People, Animals and Things) | Animus Animalis (istorija apie žmones, žvėris ir daiktus) FRIDA LIAPPA ID: 545
19:00 For the Birds | For the Birds SYKIES MUNICIPAL THEATER ID: ---
08 March 2019
21:30 The Hidden Side of Animal Transport | The Hidden Side of Animal Transport CHRISTOS TSAKIRIS ID: ---
10 March 2019
13:00 Buddy | Buddy PAVLOS ZANNAS ID: 923
18:00 When Lambs Become Lions | When Lambs Become Lions STAVROS TORNES ID: 965

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