26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Jean-Michel Rolland
original title: Vaches:Vestiges
running time: 6 min.
synopsisThe final installment in the five-part Cows series is a remarkable example of photo-videography as an art form. Photographs, which over time transform pixel by pixel, pose inconvenient questions about our relationship with animals: Are they merely objects for our consumption? Organic matter we've become disconnected with? Or…?
“Are we hopelessly carnivorous or is veganism the future of humanity? Will we ever be compassionate enough to give up our animality and satisfy our appetites without killing?”
biographyJean-Michel Rolland (* 1972) is a French artist who, aside from film, also devotes his time to music and fine art. Jihlava audiences might remember his films Musical Landscape (2018), An Angry Crowd (2019), and Beijing Bicycles (2020), which, in recent years, were shown in the Fascination section.
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