Looking away - Tijs Goldschmidt
Recently the biologist and writer Tijs Goldschmidt put together an exhibition of photo's entitled Wegkijken (Looking away), these are photo's which depict the emotion of shame. For Winternachten he made a selection of film fragments that also cause you to avert your eyes. Subject is: how human are the apes, and how unhuman do humans treat them? How did the ape Coco Mdume learn to talk? How did Canzi the bonobo make telephone calls? What is done to the gorilla's in Ruanda? Fragments from films like 'Ape Hunters', by Jeremy Bristow, a movie that received the 'Green Oscar' at the International Wild Screen Festival in Bristol.