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Catalogue Number:  BIO000
Producer:  Biofilm Productions
Producers:  Penner, Joel
Directors:  Penner, Joel
Producing Agencies:  BioFilm Productions
Subject:  Documentary, Science, Social Sciences
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2022
Running Time:  22:24

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This visual exploration of decay questions about our relationships with other species. Wrought begins with that moment of disappointment when our food has gone bad. But instead of turning away in disgust, Wrought zooms in with curiosity through stunning, time-lapse photography. Spoiling dinner leftovers bloom with successions of geometric bacterial colonies. Yeasts churn and froth in the juice of a decaying melon. Cheese is slowly engulfed by carpets of furry, green mould.

Wrought explores how we construct categories for the world around us that can be limiting. It examines the categories of spoil, ferment, compost, and rot, coaxing audiences to decompose the categories of human and non-human. We are forged from the relationships that transgress such binaries; we are all, indeed, wrought.

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