The Problem of the Hydra

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World Showcase Shorts: Look Don't Touch
Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Thu, Apr 29, 2021 10:00 AM
A selection of short films that spy, surveil and see things most miss. Whether it's a song on social media, a wolf caught on CCTV or an organism dancing under a microscope, the truth only expands with magnification.
Film Info
Runtime:10
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Finland
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Accessibility:Closed Captions
Program Category:Shorts
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Website:http://www.av-arkki.fi/works/the-problem-of-the-hydra/
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Maija Tammi
Producer(s):Maija Tammi
Writer(s):Maija Tammi
Editor(s):Maija Tammi
Cinematography:Maija Tammi
Composer:Charles Quevillon
Sound:Charles Quevillon

Description

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What can clone itself, never grows old or dies, is neither plant nor animal, has no mouth or soul, and defies all human classification and understanding? It's the freshwater polyp known as Hydra! Using beguiling microscopic images and a twitchy electronic score, we get closer than ever to the only living thing that is eternal. Angie Driscoll

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