ANIMAL MOVIES: FOX PAST
Director: Judith Doyle
Canada, 2000, 13 min
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.
Judith Doyle's filmography
- ANIMAL MOVIES: FOX PAST, 2000 (Festival 2001)
- fox : future, 2001