ANIMALS LIKE US: ANIMAL TOOLS

Recent discoveries have shown that hundreds of animal species use tools. New Caledonia crows, for instance, use twigs to remove insect larvae from their galleries; sea otters use flat stones to break open urchin shells or ear shells.

Until recently, it was believed that the human tool was different from the animal tool, which is neither transmitted nor accumulated. Several long-term studies on animal populations have proven quite the contrary. Supported by these observations, this comprehensive documentary will be structured around three central questions: how does the tool-using animal transform the world? And by extension the others? And how does the tool transform the animal’s behaviour?


Details: 52′

Directed by : Guillaume POYET