I’d Rather Die than Die
With support from France’s Ministry of Culture and the Direction des Arts Plastiques
With support from Procirep, Angoa and CNC
In 1918, art historian and cultural theorist Aby Warburg emerged from a severe episode of psychosis. At about the same time he gave a conference on the Hopi nation’s ritualistic snake dance. Focusing on his bout with mental illness, the film melds the aftermath of the Great War with his hopes for eventually recovering.