THE HEARING OF THE EYE

"Il sentire dell'occhio" is an experimental piece that explores death through a post-humanist lens.
Our understanding of the animal other changes once it has died. We look away, no longer in awe and the wonder becomes abject. The film re-centers the animal in its passing, compelling the viewer to linger on death, reconsidering its value and opening the possibility for empathy


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Director Biography - Alessia Cecchet


Originally from Italy, Alessia Cecchet is maker of moving images. In her films she explores matters of loss and grief through the mix of different mediums; stop motion, fibers and live action film (both digital and analog). Alessia holds and MFA from Syracuse University as well as an MA in Film Studies from the University of Bologna (Italy) where she graduated with a thesis about the American animated cinema during WWII. Her thesis won

the Future Film Festival award in 2013 and is now in the progress of being published. Her thesis MFA thesis film Onikuma premiered in Italy during the 34th Torino Film Festival in the fall of 2016. Onikuma is an experimental narrative piece that follows the journey of two women through their memories and dreams using both live action film and stop motion animation. Alessia is currently pursuing a Phd in Film and Digital Media at University of California Santa Cruz. Her films have been shown in several countries such as the United States, Australia, Spain, Egypt, Italy, Republic of Kosovo, and the UK.