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Soul Food

This is not about promoting being vegetarian. Let's just say, we believe in evolution. Is there a valid reason to not eat humans but animals? While in Holy Communion we receive the body of Christ. And in mass livestock farming, pigs feed on other pigs. Do animals have souls, too? Like dogs and cats named Alvin and Lisa that can also sometimes be the closest friends that we have. What is the difference to a pig? Or to a cow? Or to a chicken? Let's just say, animals might have some sort of consciousness, maybe even some sort of soul. Then what happens when you eat an animal? Is it what some cannibals believe: that strength, traits and character are transferred to the eater? And to what extent does it make you an animal yourself? To what extent can we love and loose control – and still staying who we are? The video work „Soul Food" explores these questions.

  • Tanja Küchle
  • Tanja Küchle
  • Tanja Küchle
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    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2018
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Director Biography - Tanja Küchle

Born in Germany, 1980

Master in Cultural Anthropology and German Literature, 2009

Internship as journalist at Germanys public service broadcasting ARD (Hessischer Rundfunk), 2009

Working for ARD and Arte as filmmaker and as cultural journalist in radio and television, 2010 – today

Student at the Freie Kunstakademie Frankfurt, 2017 – 2018

Experimental/artistic video projects, 2017 – today

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Director Statement

For me the only way to understand the complexity of the world and of our existence is by telling stories and by listening to them. I admire working with sound and moving images because of their sensorial immediacy, especially at the intersection of research and art, science and experiment, provocation and poetry. I work and live in between, trying to tell stories I hope that are worth to be told.