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Annual Insect Fear Film Festival to displace fears, stereotypes

Mark Demkovich, graduate student in LAS, remains calm while multiple lubber grasshoppers crawl across him at Morrill Hall.

By Saher Khan

February 20, 2014

Flesh-eating grasshoppers and moth infestations are what attendees will view on the big screen at 31st Annual Insect Fear Film Festival, which will take place at Foellinger Auditorium on Saturday. The annual festival aims to combat people’s fears and stereotypes of insects, said May Berenbaum, fou...