Animal Conversations 1
When Animals talk to Animals
Early December on ARTE
This film focuses on communication among animals, especially acoustic. Today, it is no longer up to animals to understand the human language, rather up to humans to decipher theirs. This is the core challenge of the narrative development, its backbone: understanding the animal language.
Do animals really talk? If so, what do they tell each other? Can different species communicate and understand one another? Exchange information, emotions? Do they always tell each other the truth, or are they capable of lying as well? Do they have the ability to learn a foreign language like we do? Do they describe the world they live in through indications? Does this sophisticated animal language have anything in common with the human language? Scientists turn themselves into “translators” of the animal kingdom, figuring out what they tell to each other.
Why? Because this is the best way to get into the animals’ mind and better understand who they are. Down this path, we’ll come across the common roots our language shares with theirs.
A film by Jérôme-Cécil Auffret – CoProduction : ARTE France & VIA DECOUVERTES FILMS with CNRS Images