2012, n.S.

Paulo Tavares

The Ecuadorian Constitution of 2008 is the first in the world to classify nature as a legal subject. The ‘animist’ conception of the legal text represents a radical change: it grants fundamental rights to mountains, rivers and oceans, as well as other natural elements. In doing so, it challenges the presumed boundaries between object and subject as well as the natural and social worlds. NON-HUMAN RIGHTS brings together interviews and archive footage about how the Constitución was developed and reflects on the legal, political and ethical implications of its claims.

Nonhuman Rights
Section: Retrospective
Country: n.S.
Director: Paulo Tavares
Language: englisch-kastellanische OmenglU
Running time: 35min