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Screening: Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival (2016)

A film by Fabrizio Terranova


Monday 3 December 2018 at Kino Andorra (Eerikinkatu 11, Helsinki)



18:00 Introduction + film screening (82 min)

20:00 Post-discussion in Dubrovnik Lounge & Lobby.

Creative Practice: Thinking with Donna Haraway

Anni Puolakka, Jenni-Elina von Bagh, Sofi Perikangas, moderated by Arja Karhumaa



Admission is free

170 seats will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis

Doors open at 17:30

Accessibility: 6 steps downstairs to cinema premises, railing on left hand side.


[about the film]

Donna Haraway is a prominent scholar in the field of science and technology, a feminist, and a science-fiction enthusiast who works at building a bridge between science and fiction. She became known in the 1980s through her work on gender, identity, and technology, which broke with the prevailing trends and opened the door to a frank and cheerful trans species feminism. Haraway is a gifted storyteller who paints a rebellious and hopeful universe teeming with critters and trans species, in an era of disasters. Brussels filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova visited Donna Haraway at her home in California, living with her – almost literally, for a few weeks, and there produced a quirky film portrait. Terranova allowed Haraway to speak in her own environment, using attractive staging that emphasised the playful, cerebral sensitivity of the scientist. The result is a rare, candid, intellectual portrait of a highly original thinker.