I’d Rather Die than Die

Documentary - 75 minutes
I’d Rather Die than Die
Written by Natacha Nisic
Directed by Natacha Nisic
Director of Photography : Natacha Nisic
Sound: Nicolas Waschkowski
Editor: Natacha Nisic
In association with ARTE France - La lucarne
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.