Nature Calling. Visualizing the bounded exploitation of nature and women in the Anthropocene according to decolonial, ecofeminist and post humanist theory.
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Since climate change is unfolding and women and girls experience the greatest impacts, I will in this thesis use film as a tool to draw attention on the bounded exploitation of nature and women. With the use of the method ‘practice as research’, I create a film plan for a short, fictional ecocritical film called Nature Calling, to answer the following question: How can Nature Calling visualize the bounded exploitation of nature and women in the Anthropocene according to post humanist, decolonial and ecofeminist theory, enabling spectators to empathize with the non-human? I use feminist film theory to understand how film has the capacity to change structures of cultural norms and values and analyze how film can affect spectators through phenomenology. The theoretical framework which consists of post humanist, decolonial and ecofeminist theory, informs the decisions made in the ‘practice’ part, in which the film plan is described. Finally, Nature Calling confronts the spectator with the human/non-human binary to eventually illustrate that this binary is a human creation and can therefore be made undone.