Do Donkeys Act?

  • Friday | 4:10 pm | Belleville Public Library & John M. Parrott Art Gallery
  • Arts and Culture, International
  • Narration: Willem Dafoe
  • UK, 2017
  • 72 min


Do Donkeys Act – filmed over 5 years––subtly subverts the notion of the “dumb beast” as it captures donkeys communicating emotionally with each other in the midst of healing from human cruelty and neglect. A poetic text threads through scenes “acted” by donkeys, a rhythmic script commentary voiced by Willem Dafoe.


David Redmon, Ashley Sabin


PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary