, 1973, 14 minutes
Colour, Sound (Optical), 16mm
A thoughtful treatment of some of the problems we (mankind) have been having in dealing with our fellow species, animal and vegetable. Actually an undercover "structural" film, this one seems at first to be some sort of berserk travelogue. I spent years going to travelogues as a child, and still have a great fondness for visiting natural history museums in strange cities.
"The interaction of people with nature - that is places, creatures, plants. A Yellowstone Park geyser is a central motif, but there are cats, pigs, cows, cacti as objects viewed. A rich multitude of varied imagery is welded together by O'Neill in a number of ways, including complex use of mattes. Throughout the film our attention is drawn away from the '
Award: First Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1973