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The Mushroom Speaks – Glasgow
Film Synopsis: The Mushroom Speaks
An enchanting exploration of what mushrooms can teach us about being in the world: in solidarity, adaptability, and ways of imagining otherwise.
What does it mean to think radically through networks, through mycelium, through enmeshed and attuned connectivity with the more-than-human world? What can we learn from mushrooms’ resilience and adaptability, and their worldmaking power even amidst devastation? Narrated by a silent mushroom, this wondrous documentary in conversation with scientists, mycologists, foragers and mushroom lovers is an optimistic experiment in relating to each other and the world around us differently – and finding hope and possibility even in the ruins.
Content notes: References to the consumption of mild altering substances & hallucinations
Access notes: Mainly bright images; considerable visual storytelling; no abrasive sounds or flashing images.
WATCH, READ, THINK, ACT
Our friends at Lighthouse Books have put together specially-curated reading lists for a selection of films, inviting us to delve deeper into the issues explored in our line-up. Here you’ll find a list of books recommended by Jessica relating to The Mushrooms Speaks which explore ideas of entanglement and resilience in ecology, communities and beyond.PLAY TRAILER
Beyond the Screen
Join A+E collective and other critters for a messy post-screening Q&A and conversation about plurality, precarity and performativity.
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