The animal next to us
“To believe that cows like most to eat grass, perhaps also means to believe that stray dogs prefer to be shot.” At least this is what some say. Others say: “Hitler was a vegetarian too.” Or: “What they call Nirvana, is what we call depression.” Without any doubt a scenic nature film. It’s all about discipline and compassion, about longing and disgust, and how much time is left for things like this anyway. Clips of inofficial excerpts of studio-theatre kind Indian-European monologues tossed amongst splendid exteriors. Everything here is played off the cushion and dealt with on the back of completely innocent animals.
India / Europe 2005, Video, 70 min