Urgent Elements: Eco-Video from Southeast Asia: Tuan Andrew Nguyen

Tuan Andrew Nguyen highlights human violence against animals in My Ailing Beliefs Can Cure Your Wretched Desires (2017, 19 min). In this riveting video work, two animal spirits of species that have recently gone extinct in Vietnam—the Javan rhino and a type of giant turtle—debate the possibility of animal liberation from humankind.

Vietnam is a country with one of the most complex natural ecosystems on the planet, but a substantial number of its species are at risk of extinction. This moving image work imagines an animal revolution against human trophy kills, poaching for “medicinal” purposes, and neocolonial violence in the landscape.

Wednesday, April 10 at 5:30pm to 6:45am


Roser ATLAS Center, 102
1125 18th Street, Boulder, CO 80309

Event Type

Film, Featured Event

Interests

Arts & Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Environment & Sustainability, International & Global Affairs

Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Postdoc

College, School & Unit

Arts & Sciences

Website

https://www.colorado.edu/cas/urgent-e...

Cost

free and Open to the Public

Group
Center for Asian Studies
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