American Nutria

Digital video – 11 minutes – 2003

Nutria are a large, odd looking rodent from Argentina that were imported to the United States by the fur industry in the 1930’s and 40’s. Now, 60+ years after their introduction to North America, they appear to be on track to eating the entire continent.  Nobody really knows how to get rid of them, but there have been some pretty interesting attempts…

Written, directed, shot and edited by Matt McCormick

Music by Jimmy Tamborello / The Postal Service (official Nutria remix!)

Narrated by Calvin Johnson

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