Assistant Professor of Communications Nicole Triche's documentary "Taxidermists" will be a part of the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
The documentary introduces viewers to two unique taxidermists who practice the art and science of recreating nature. In the lead up to the Full Frame screening, Triche will be interviewed on WUNC’s “State of Things” at noon Wednesday, April 3 and “Taxidermists” will be profiled on UNC-TV’s “NC Weekend” at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 28 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 29.
“Taxidermists” will be screened on at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 5 in the Carolina Theater in Durham, N.C. The film has also been accepted into the Cinequest Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, RiverRun International Film Festival and Indie Grits Film Festival.
Dennis Harris and Wendy Christensen have built lives around a vocation many people never even consider: taxidermy. Harris owns a studio in rural Michigan where he constructs gravity-defying suspension mounts, and Christensen is one the few remaining full-time museum taxidermists in the country. Both are fixtures at the biennial World Taxidermy Competition. “Taxidermists” is a window into an often overlooked but surprisingly vibrant world of art, science, and competition.