The Resource An Encounter with Simone Weil - French Philosopher, Activist, and Mystic, (evideo)

An Encounter with Simone Weil - French Philosopher, Activist, and Mystic, (evideo)

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An Encounter with Simone Weil - French Philosopher, Activist, and Mystic
Title
An Encounter with Simone Weil - French Philosopher, Activist, and Mystic
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Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The film tells the story of French philosopher, activist, and mystic, Simone Weil (1909-1943)-- a woman Albert Camus described as "the only great spirit of our time." On her quest to understand Simone Weil, filmmaker Julia Haslett confronts profound questions of moral responsibility both within her own family and the larger world. From the battlefields of the Spanish Civil War to anti-war protests in Washington DC, from intimate exchanges between the filmmaker and her older brother who struggles with depression to captivating interviews with people who knew Simone Weil, the film takes us on an unforgettable journey into the heart of what it means to be a compassionate human being.. The film's dramatic story is revealed through contemporary footage in France of places Weil lived and worked, exclusive interviews with key people in WeilÔÇṣ life and legacy, and verite footage of the filmmakerÔÇṣ family in the United States. Intercut with this material is 1930s archival footage, previously unseen photos of Weil, and excerpts of her writings. Weil asked us this question: How do we respond to human suffering? The filmmaker, in turn, wants to know: How do we remain engaged without ultimately destroying ourselves as Weil did when she died from self-starvation at age 34? Still not satisfied with the answers she's getting, the filmmaker experiments with finding an actress to quite literally conjure Weil up. Drawing on current news and observational footage, Haslett's narration draws provocative comparisons between WeilÔÇṣ insight and the world today. The result is a deeply moving film that not only challenges us to think and to feel, but encourages us to initiate important political, psychological, and interfaith dialogue.
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Line Street Productions in 2010
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kanopy
  • Line Street Productions (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
84
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History, Modern
  • Religion
Technique
live action
Label
An Encounter with Simone Weil - French Philosopher, Activist, and Mystic, (evideo)
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Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
carrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (85 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1205346
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • kan1205346
  • (OCoLC)956908003
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
An Encounter with Simone Weil - French Philosopher, Activist, and Mystic, (evideo)
Link
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
carrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (85 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1205346
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • kan1205346
  • (OCoLC)956908003
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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