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“How we interact with animals has preoccupied philosophers, poets, and naturalists for ages” - Susan Orlean

Inspired by the writings of Susan Orlean, the beloved New Yorker staff writer whose new book, On Animals, launches this month on Hot Docs at Home, enjoy a special collection of films exploring how we live with animals, and how they abide by us. From a family’s rambunctious chicken to the cats that roam the streets of Istanbul, these delightful stories celebrate the meaningful cross-species connections that grace our collective existence.

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On Animals with The New Yorker’s Susan Orlean

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Live Tuesday, November 9 at 7:30 PM (EDT)

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The New Yorker's Susan Orlean joins us to discuss her latest collection of stories, On Animals, a lifetime of musings & meditations about the animal world.

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Kedi

  • Turkey, USA
  • 79
    Director:
  • Ceyda Torun
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Roam free with the street cats of Instanbul in this perennial Hot Docs favourite.

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Pickle (Short)

  • USA
  • 15
    Director:
  • Amy Nicholson
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Pickle explores the human capacity to care for all creatures throughout their sometimes greatly protracted lives until their occasionally sudden and unfortunate deaths.

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Tungrus (Short)

  • India
  • 14
    Director:
  • Rishi Chandna
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A middle-class Mumbai household is turned upside down by the arrival of a new family member—a cute chick who quickly grows into a hell-raising rooster.

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