Abigail Child introduces her latest cinematic provocation ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES this month. Deftly blending experimental techniques, innovative soundscapes and cinema vérité, this unique documentary work will have its world premiere at DOC NYC, the renowned international documentary film festival, running November 11 – 19th, 2022. 

The last in Child's trilogy of female desire, ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES reveals the contemporary dance between metal and flesh, as humans become more mechanical (bio replacements, dependence on computers/phones) while robots, those human mirrors, aim for consciousness. The film brings a necessary female perspective (and humor) to this research, asking: How subjectivities and nationalities shape our imaginings of an “appropriate” mechanical companion? Why are Siri and Alexa ‘fitted’ with female voices?

Screening Dates:

November 11 - 19, 2022

For more details about the screening, visit here.


To learn more about the film, visit the official film site.