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An encounter with Simone Weil

Author: Soraya BroukhimJulia HaslettFabrizia GalvagnoKlara Grunning-HarrisEnrico CullenAll authors
Publisher: [Brooklyn, NY] : Line Street Productions, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Director's CutView all editions and formats
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What response does seeing human suffering demand of us? Filmmaker Julia Haslett seeks an answer in the controversial French philosopher and activist Simone Weil (1909-1943), whose life and work took on this question in a dramatic way. Adopting Weil as her guide through an engaging and profound moral landscape, Julia goes on a journey to understand Weil's loss of faith in revolutionary politics and the spiritual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Motion pictures, French
Feature films
Biographies
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Biography
Named Person: Simone Weil; Simone Weil
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Soraya Broukhim; Julia Haslett; Fabrizia Galvagno; Klara Grunning-Harris; Enrico Cullen; Thomas Torres Cordova; Daniel Thomas Davis; Line Street Productions (Firm)
OCLC Number: 721334545
Language Note: English and French with English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2010.
Title from opening frames and container.
Credits: Producers: Fabrizia Galvagno, Klara Grunning-Harris, Julia Haslett, Enrico Rossini Cullen ; director of photography: Thomas Torres Cordova ; composer: Daniel Thomas Davis.
Cast: Soraya Broukhim.
Awards: Winner, Michael Moore's Special Founders Prize Traverse City Film Festival, 2011.
Description: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 1/2 cm
Details: DVD-R, NTSC; All Regions.
Responsibility: Line Street Productions ; written, directed and produced by Julia Haslett.
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What response does seeing human suffering demand of us? Filmmaker Julia Haslett seeks an answer in the controversial French philosopher and activist Simone Weil (1909-1943), whose life and work took on this question in a dramatic way. Adopting Weil as her guide through an engaging and profound moral landscape, Julia goes on a journey to understand Weil's loss of faith in revolutionary politics and the spiritual awakening that followed. Driving her obsession with Weil is the interwoven story of suffering within Haslett's own family, her father's suicide when she was 17 and now her older brother's severe depression. When Weil dies from self-starvation at the height of World War II, she is left wondering if death was the logical conclusion to Weil's philosophy and her attempt to share the pain of others?

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An Encounter with Simone Weil

(EMRO user published 2012-04-05 ) Very Good Permalink
This is an idiosyncratic look at Simone Weil. The extremely personal nature of it makes it less suitable for classroom use, and to some degree mars the film. To the extent that it’s a documentary about Julia Haslett and her family, it’s unassailable. To the extent that it’s a documentary about...
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