Grades 4-12, College, Adult
Directed by David Springbett
Produced by Andrew Koster and David Springbett
DVD Purchase $250, Rent $85
VHS Purchase $250, Rent $85
US Release Date: 2003
Copyright Date: 2003
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-105-3
VHS ISBN: 1-59458-038-3
Awards and Festivals
Merit Awards for Educational Value & Narration, International Wildlife Film Festival
Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival
Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival
Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
Living Things We Love to Hate|
Light-heartedly replaces our revulsion towards certain creatures with ecological understanding.
The slimy slug...the sensuous snake...the darting bat - even the dark forest at night - just reading the words makes many of us squirm, shudder, or recoil in revulsion and fear. These are some of the "Living Things We Love to Hate" and no matter how much they're a presence in our lives, some of us never get over our fear of them. Yet every creature plays a vital role in its own ecosystem. Is it true we fear what we don't understand? This film is designed to replace those irrational fears with ecological understanding.
Based on Des Kennedy's popular book of the same title, the program gets extremely up-close and very personal with a light-hearted and scientific exploration of the roots of our cultural attitudes - from horror movies to the Book of Genesis. From there it examines the ecological role of each creature and soon revulsion is replaced with awe.