Here's Looking

Root Event

Werkleitz Festival 2011 ZOO

Parent Event

The Virtual Online Film Programme for the Werkleitz Festival ZOO Pet in the Net – das virtuelle online Filmprogramm
Here's Looking
US 1939

The film begins with two fishermen in their boat meditating upon the optical apparatus of falcons and fish, while holding a trout in their hands. The film cuts to the lab and shows different animals and the various ways they see. Before the viewers can lose themselves in the diversity of animal optics they are unequivocally instructed of the fact that the whole research has only been conducted strictly for their benefit, since it serves to improve car windscreens. As antique as the sounds and images seem, they are in fact right up to date. The goal of studying animals remains the benefitting of humans.

The Jam Handy Organization, US 1939, 9 min, b/w