25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Can Animals Think?
director: Feliks Sobolev
original title: Chy dumajut' tvaryny
running time: 61 min.
synopsisThe search for the roots of human intelligence prompted the director to initiate a series of remarkable psychological experiments. In animals’ responses to changing circumstances he noted the pivotal evolutionary steps of our civilization. One of Sobolev’s most famous documentary films, it required months of preparation and castings for the most suitable candidates, from primitive one-celled organisms to primates. This philosophical commentary is accompanied by transcendent images and shots from zoos and laboratories, crowned by an urgent ecological appeal.
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