Although animals and plants do not exist for the sake of humans, we take our control over other living things for granted and use them for our convenience. How can we make sure that the earth is for all living things? With this question in mind, the section “Coexistence, World” presents films that dream of a paradise of peaceful co-existence.
In Gunda, the beautiful scenes of Gunda the pig and her piglets enjoying peaceful everyday life, and the sanctuary for chickens and cows remind us all over again that they are living things before they are meat. Stray takes us to Istanbul, a city famous for taking care of its street animals, and observes human lives through the lives of stray dogs. How do street animals fare in Korea? In Dreaming Cat, stray cats lose their homes when the entire
neighborhood is torn down; gone are the people who used to feed them and the alleys that used to protect them from winds. As ice in the Arctic continues to melt due to climate change, polar bears, too, lose their homes and turn into refugees without land or food (Migrants and Bare Existence). Curiosity and Control explores the relationship between humans and animals from a historical perspective. Curiosity about the unknown world has resulted in subjection, archiving and control as seen in zoos and museums. However, we must let nature exist as it is rather than as an object of control. Eyes in the Forest follows people who set up cameras in the forest to prevent destruction and ensure survival.