Background and Making of
The Animal Riot
2010 21 minutes HD

Music and Sound Design
Zeena Parkins

Aidan Moffat

The text of the film is abridged from the original story "The Animal Riot" by Nikolay Ivanovich Kostomarov. Sometimes cited as an influence on Orwell's Animal Farm, the story of the riot was written towards the end of the 18th century, before the Russian Revolution. It has remained relatively obscure. McIntosh's film is a process of reactivation as well as an exploration of aesthetics, symbols and the marks animals make.