Safari

7 minutes

Can a city cockroach cheat fate in this hallucinatory, eat-or-be-eaten jungle?

A delightfully bizarre marriage of art and nature filmmaking, Catherine Chalmers’s Safari follows a cockroach’s descent into an unforgiving landscape in which eat or be eaten seems to be the law of the land. Constructed within a studio, the artificial world of Safari features 20 small species magnified to imposing dimensions from uncanny perspectives, including rhinoceros beetles engaging in epic battles, spiders feasting on dismembered prey and peculiar lizards awaiting their next meal.

Director: Catherine Chalmers

Video/Subcultures

Deep faith and rough rides – life at an evangelical rodeo Bible camp

23 minutes

ORIGINAL
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Video/Evolution

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Idea/Space Exploration

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Video/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

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20 minutes

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Essay/History of Science

The cosmology of Poe

Drawing on intuition, Edgar Allan Poe offered some remarkably prescient ideas about the universe in his poem 'Eureka'

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