Scene from the film Pervading Animal
Scene from the film Pervading Animal
Scene from the film Pervading Animal

Pervading Animal

  • United Kingdom
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Equal parts systems literacy and kaleidoscopic ecological fantasia, Pervading Animal is a film about butterflies, computer viruses and all the things they touch. Tracing the creation, spread and destructive legacy of the first ransomware computer virus the film finds in its wake surprising connections between the US invasion of Panama, the aesthetics of pioneering computational art and the construction of a butterfly conservatory in New York.


  • Original Title
    Pervading Animal
  • Direction
  • Runtime
    30 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United Kingdom
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS, Riga, LV, 2022
    • Deep Rivers Run Silent, Meno Avilys, Vilnius, LT, 2023
    • Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, FR/GR, 2022
    • Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Hamburg, DE, 2022
    • Courtisane, Ghent, BE, 2021
    • Open City Documentary Festival, London, UK, 2021
    • Kasseler Dokfest, Kassel, DE, 2021
    • Sunset Kino, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, AT, 2021 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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