Shorts Program #2: Creature Comfort

Sat., 11/5, 5:15 p.m.

Varken (Pig)Varken (Pig) (Vollenbroek, 2022). A group of animals hook up a power grid to the socket-shaped snout of one, big sleeping pig. Power is distributed. Problems arise. (8 minutes).

Nuisance Bear (Weisman/Vanden, 2021). Through a shift in perspective, Nuisance Bear reveals an obstacle course of tourist paparazzi and wildlife officers whom polar bears must navigate during their annual migration. (14 minutes).

Crannog (Rae, 2019). A young woman cares for sick and rescued animals, offering them compassion and companionship in this contemplative film about life, death, and kindness. (15 minutes)

Our Ark (Tortum/Hamilton, 2022). In this essay film on human efforts to create a virtual replica of the real world, Tortum and Hamilton ponder the conflict between belief and paralysis in the face of ecological collapse. (13 minutes)

Laika and Nemo (Gadermann/Gadow, 2022). Nemo looks different. Nobody else wears a diving suit and such a huge helmet. But then he meets Laika, an astronaut. (15 minutes)