The film’s assumption (it claims: this film has been made for chimpanzees and meant for a chimpanzee audience) has to astonish and cause consternation. The anthropoids’ reaction is essential in this work – they look at the other chimpanzees’ behaviour through television images. The author is driven by her fascination – she ceases to be a scientist and transforms into an invisible participant of the events. The film received a Golden Bear nomination at the Berlin film festival.
Rachel Mayeri graduated from the University of California San Diego in 2000 (Visual Arts). She is inspired by science and arts achievements. Her works are shown throughout the world – in galleries, museums and film festivals. Mayeri is also a visiting curator in the Museum of Jurassic Technology and cooperates with Harvey Muld College.
2000 The Anatomical Theater of Peter the Great (anim., short)
2007 Primate Cinema: Baboons as Friends (video, short)
2012 Kino naczelnych: Rodzina małp / Primate Cinema: Apes as Family (doc., short)