Whale Fall

Whale Fall (after life of a whale) by Sharon Shattuck is a charming and unusual film that uses paper puppetry to show the ecological “afterlife” of a whale. The overall effect is a little Steve Zissou, a little arts-and-crafts, and pretty much as literal a case of bio-ephemera as you can get.

I think this film also elicits the feelings of wonder, poignancy, and interconnectedness that the author of “Reclaiming a Sense of the Sacred,” the essay from my previous post, suggests science can’t really speak to. She might well say that the emotional/spiritual aspects of the film come from its artistic presentation, not the underlying science, but I would say both are needed.

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