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When the Lights Go Out: Cockroaches, a Domestic History (1994)


A documentary about the cockroach. Scientists talk about its survival instincts, families react to its presence and we go on a tour of a roach’s domestic life. The film consists of interviews, animation and graphics, people overreacting to the insect and fanciful recreations of the roach’s point-of-view.

Curator’s notes

The documentary is amusing and informative.