I think one of our main goals was to ask how does the notion of climate justice translate into an anti-speciesist framework. How can we present some of the ideas found in environmental justice literature and political ecology, without being uncritical to anthropocentric notions? The main problem we ran into, of course, was the very humanistic framework on which “justice” relies, often lacking a critical understanding of humanism, anthropocentrism and speciesism. So, we wanted to center other animals, while still talking about climate justice and yet without ignoring other issues. It’s a hard task for our first short animated film, to say the least.
AniFab judge's aggregate score is 8.2 out of 10 with one judge noting that watching We Fly, We Crawl, We Swim: A Short Film About Climate Justice was, "mesmerizing, I was entranced."
2021 Monthly Official Best Of Selections
Animalis Fabula Film Festival official monthly selections have the opportunity to compete for monthly attention as well as inclusion in the annual live / virtual film festival in Austin, Texas and end of year fundraising benefit for animal welfare.