Animal Attraction

2000 | 00:59:04 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Animals, Autobiography, Documentary, Environment, Humor, Mental Landscape, Nature, Psychoanalysis, Religion/Spirituality

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Animal Attraction is a documentary about the relationship between people and animals that questions the way we project our hopes and desires onto our pets, and ascribe human qualities and attributes to their gestures. The video was inspired by the plight of the filmmaker who was frustrated by the obnoxious behavior of her cat, Ernie. As a last resort, she gave in to a friend's suggestion to contact an animal communicator. This is her journey with interspecies telepathic communicator, Dawn Hayman, from Spring Farm CARES, an animal sanctuary in upstate New York. Both the filmmaker and the viewer become involved in a complex examination of our relationship to "nature."

Spanish subtitled version available.

Prizes + Awards

Honorable Mention, Director's Citation, Black Maria Festival, 2002

Exhibitions + Festivals

Dallas Video Festival, 2002

Athens Int'l Film/Video Festival (OH), 2002