Across walls, fences and alleys, rats not only expose our boundaries of separation, but make homes in them. Rat Film uses the rats, as well as the humans that love them, live with them, and kill them, to explore the history of Baltimore.
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This probing journalism is smarter for the links it encourages us to associate and question, a genuinely curious exercise that posits rather than explains. It transposes the gutters, the sociological and most daringly the simulacrum with a deftness that allows honest subjectivity; when are rats suitable surrogates for how we treat each other, and what are the limits of these representations of reality?