Maureen is a resident at a nursing home in a Tel Aviv suburb. She is one of countless elderly patients in their final months and weeks of life. In this semi-fictional piece, Anat Pick tells the story of her chance meeting with Maureen and the reflections it triggered on the shared vulnerability of institutionalized humans and animals in a society intent on keeping both out of sight and out of mind.
|Publisher:||Hen Press -- A Division of Our Hen House|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||2 MB|
About the Author
Anat Pick teaches film at Queen Mary, University of London in the UK. Her book Creaturely Poetics: Animality and Vulnerability in Literature and Film was published in 2011. She is coeditor of Screening Nature: Cinema Beyond the Human (2013), and has published articles on animal ethics, animals in visual culture, and veganism. An occasional contributor to Our Hen House, Anat is working on a new book on "vegan cinema."