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Acid Forest (Rūgštus miškas)
NAME OF FILM: ACID FOREST (RŪGŠTUS MIŠKAS)
DIRECTOR(S): Rugile Barzdziukaite
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: This wry reinvention of the nature documentary spies upon the local fauna of Lithuania’s Curonian Spit, observing from the same remove the cormorants who nest there and the human tourists who come to puzzle at their curious existence. What looks like a gray, apocalyptic wasteland on Lithuania’s otherwise scenic Baltic coastline—denuded of foliage by the birds’ highly acidic defecations—becomes a Rorschach blot for passing human visitors from all over the world, whose wildly divergent speculations about the cormorants and their habitat comically reveal the human species’ own ambivalent relationship with the natural world.
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