Documentary producers and animal ecologists are opening up their hearts about the developments in nature and in the countryside over the last half century: about what is being lost because of a lack of care or because we are allowing other interests, such as self-interest, to prevail. It should be possible to remodel the rigorous research that has been carried out into both the decline of animal numbers and into animal behaviour so that it can be seen in conjunction with art, in this case film art. The aim is not only to draw attention to the painful developments but also to raise viewers’ awareness. In this way viewers can be informed objectively about the world where they live and given the feeling of being involved, and they can draw their own conclusions from the information.

Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis
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TMG Journal for Media History; Vol 12, No 2 (2009): Natuurrepresentatie; 349-356

Stil, Helmie, & Piersma, Theunis. (2009). Spiegelingen tussen wetenschap en kunst. Waarde geven aan het ogenschijnlijk waardeloze. Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, 12(2), 349–356. doi:10.18146/tmg.571