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Primate Cinema: Apes as Family is a drama made expressly for chimpanzees – and the chimps' reaction to its screening at the Edinburgh Zoo. Chimpanzees watch television as a form of enrichment in captivity. But no filmmaker had made a...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, conceptual art, documentary, film or videomaking, humor, nature, science

2013 | 23:25
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The Battle of Karbala (680) resulted in the death of Hussein, the grandson of prophet Muhammad and all his supporters. This battle is central to Shi'a Muslim belief in which the martyrdom of Hussein is mourned by an annual commemoration, Ashura....

 

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Tags: history, middle east, religion/spirituality, ritual, war

Kendell Geers: An Interview
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In this 2014 interview, South African artist Kendell Geers (b. 1968) discusses the function of magic, myth, and memory in his work. Beginning at childhood, Geers charts the path he has taken in...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: art history, conceptual art, language, magic, performance, post-colonialism, vdb interviews, visiting artists program

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In this interview, American writer, artist, performer Eileen Myles (b.1949) discusses the various philosophies that motivate her work, including the language of film, embodied performance, and...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Interviews

Tags: body, feminism, interview, lgbtq, literature, poetry, politics, vdb interviews

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