poster of an insect wing with the title of the film which acts as a link to the Insecta film page

Insecta

Synopsis

Insecta is a short experimental documentary film that questions humans’ relationship with the nonhuman world through the dual lenses of scientific inquiry and the aesthetics of documentary filmmaking. Utilizing archival video and narration in conjunction with original laboratory photography and rhythmic insect sound compositions, Insecta constructs an unsettling portrait of human callousness toward nonhuman animals in our compulsive quests for knowledge and domination of the natural world. The film embodies the curiosity and delight of the natural sciences, combined with a simultaneous understanding that scientific methods deserve our critical attention as a means of producing knowledge.

The Filmmakers

Presenting a RAMEY NEWELL documentary "INSECTA" written, directed, produced, camera, still photography, edit, and sound design by RAMEY NEWELL archival audio sourced from ANIMAL SOUND ARCHIVE BERLIN (CC-BY-NC 3.0), LABORATORY OF BIOACOUSTICS - THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY (CC-BY-NC 3.0), FILMS IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN (CC0), MACAULAY LIBRARY AT THE CORNELL LAB OF ORNITHOLOGY - recordings by TIMOTHY BARKSDALE, GREGORY BUDNEY, LANG ELLIOTT, WILLIAM GUNN, WILLIAM HERSCHBERGER, BRADLEY WALKER, THOMAS WALKER video sourced from PUBLIC DOMAIN (CC0), BEACHFRONTBROLL.COM (CC-BY 3.0), UNRIPECONTENT.COM (CC-BY 3.0), POND5 CONTRIBUTORS: ATELOPUS, MUKOLA TT, RICKRAY, SEVART