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Monte Grande : what is life? With Francisco Varela 1946-2001

Publisher: [Zürich] : T & C Film, Brooklyn, NY : Distributed by First Run/Icarus Films. ©2005 ;
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How is it possible for body and mind to exist as an integrated whole? The Chilean neurobiologist Francisco Varela devoted his entire life - from childhood to death to answering this question, and building bridges between western science and eastern wisdom, neurobiology and philosophy, abstract theory and practical life. The films structure approximates the non-linear thinking Varela emphasized, focused on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Biography
Named Person: Francisco J Varela; Francisco J Varela
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
OCLC Number: 806164927
Notes: In English, Spanish, French, and German with optional subtitles in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Greek. DVD menu in English and German; some additional interviews with German and English subtitles.
Originally produced as a Swiss documentary in 2004.
Special features: Additional interviews [featurettes] (120 min.); for each additional interviewee, biography(ies) [text feature(s)]; for each additional interviewee, photo gallery [slide show(s)]; Making of empanadas [featurette] (10 min.); Cinema trailer (2 min.); DVD album, Info, DVD credits [text features].
Credits: Online editing, Swiss Effects.
Performer(s): Interpr.: Francisco Varela, Heinz Von Foerster, His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso [Dalai Lama], Christian Valdez, Samy Frenk, Aida Inzunza, Miruska Milicic, Raoul Varela, Alejandra Vega, Antoine Lutz, Evan Thompson, William I. Thompson, Amy Cohen Varela, Jean-Pierre Dupuy, Humberto Maturana, Leonor Palma, Leonor Varela, Javier Varela, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Anne Harrington.
Description: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 16:9.; System requirements for film stop feature: Must activate (Macintosh) or install (Windows) DVD@cess. The DVD@cess program has been delivered along with the disc.
Contents: Introduction --
Childhood / Studies --
Hypothesis / Ojai --
Lindisfarne --
Core of science --
Autopoiesis --
Leonor / Becoming a father --
Coup / Turning point --
Exploring the mind / art --
Amy / 2nd family --
Consciousness --
1st-person method --
Meditation --
Mind & life --
Embodiment --
Subtle consciousness --
Illness --
Cognition --
Dying --
St. Francis of Assisi --
Final credits.
Other Titles: What is life? With Francisco Varela 1946-2001
Responsibility: T & C Film presents a film by Franz Reichle ; produced by Marcel Hoehn ; a production by T & C Film Zürich ; in collaboration with Schweizer Fernsehen DRS, Idée-Suisse, Kulturfonds Suissimage, Teleclub AG

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How is it possible for body and mind to exist as an integrated whole? The Chilean neurobiologist Francisco Varela devoted his entire life - from childhood to death to answering this question, and building bridges between western science and eastern wisdom, neurobiology and philosophy, abstract theory and practical life. The films structure approximates the non-linear thinking Varela emphasized, focused on autopoiesis, ethics, consciousness, meditation, and dying. Three key concepts shape the film: the relationship between body and mind (embodiment), the meaning of self-responsibility (autonomy) and spirituality. The film also includes narrative accounts and reflections from Varela himself, his family, professional colleagues, leading scientists, and friends.

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