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LEAFCUTTERS

Leafcutters shows an unusual collaboration with millions of wild ants. Focusing on four supposedly unique human traits – language, ritual, war and art – the narrative aims to blur the boundaries between culture and nature.
SHORT DOCUMENTARY
USA 2019
D: CATHERINE CHALMERS
19‘, NO DIALOGUE

Honorable mention in the category short documentary

JURY STATEMENT

While observing ant colonies in a blend of documentary and staged choreography, the film mirrors powerful themes of society and serves as an allegory of mankind’s abyss. The long-term work of the director results in astonishing images, opening a new chapter in insect microcosm filmmaking.

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