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Acera, or the Witches' Dance (1972)

01/01/1972 (FR) Documentary 13m
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In mud flats along the coast of Brittany we watch acera, small ball-shaped mollusks that are about two inches in diameter. They rest in mud; then, in water, they dance, their skirt-like hood spreading like a dervish's cassock. They spin and spin. The film adds musical accompaniment. We watch them mate and secrete eggs: acera are both male and female, and can form chains with other acera in which they simultaneously mate as a male and as a female. The eggs hatch, and the cycle begins again.

  1. Geneviève Hamon

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  2. Jean Painlevé

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Acera, or the Witches' Dance

Original Title Acéra ou Le bal des sorcières

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Original Language French

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