O Gato Comeu O Rato (2010; 7m 05)
Warning: This video contains graphic violence
A cat eats a mouse.
The title comes from a Portuguese children's rhyme.
It took some time before I decided to show this to the public because I wondered what there is to be gained by showing the process of death. The cat had just ran in with a mouse in her mouth, offering it to me. I wanted to help the mouse, but there was nothing I could do to alleviate its suffering – at least the cat knew what it was doing. Despite our various accomplishments, there are still tiny, minuscule situations - such as when a cat eats a mouse - that render us powerless, because things exist in spite of us.