Insecta is a short (4:52) experimental documentary film that questions humans’ relationship with the nonhuman world through the dual lenses of scientific inquiry and the aesthetics of documentary filmmaking. Utilizing archival video and narration in conjunction with original laboratory photography and rhythmic insect sound compositions, Insecta constructs an unsettling portrait of human callousness toward nonhuman animals in our compulsive quests for knowledge and domination of the natural world. The film embodies the curiosity and delight of the natural sciences, combined with a simultaneous understanding that scientific methods deserve our critical attention as a means of producing knowledge.
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