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US Premiere

Director: Judith Doyle

Canada, 2000, 13 min

Shooting Format:Beta

Festival Year:2001

Category:Documentary Short

Crew:production: Reading Pictures

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How do animal movies shape our experiences of nature? This is the theme of Alex Wilson's chapter Looking At The Non-Human in his book The Culture of Nature. A Toronto cultural theorist and horticulturalist, Alex died from AIDS in 1993. When foxes moved into Judith Doyle's downtown backyard, she was prompted to make a tape inspired by Alex's book. Animal movies' is a multilayered montage including digital video of urban foxes, tourism films from the Archives of Ontario, 19th century chronophotographs by Etienne-Jules Marey, motion studies by Muybridge, anatomical drawings, microphotography, X-rays, telescopics and Doyle's 1991 video of Alex Wilson.

About the director

Judith Doyle directed the award-winning documentaries Eye Of The Mask and Lac La Croix and the feature Wasaga. She teaches Integrated Media at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto.

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Judith Doyle's filmography

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