Archives of Extinction
40th IWFF
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Short Films 2: Blue Planet
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Film Info
Series:40th International Wildlife Film Festival
Run Time:12 min
Release Year:2017
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Alyse Takayesu
Throughout the 19th century, scientists transformed living birds into dried, stuffed, and otherwise preserved scientific specimens. Today, scientists seek to transform these lifeless specimens into living birds through the emerging science of de-extinction. Exploring these transformations, Archives of Extinction evokes questions about de-animating and re-animating forms of life and about the human role in disassembling past and reassembling future ecologies.