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Title An encounter with Simone Weil / a film by Julia Haslett.

Published [Brooklyn, NY] : Line Street Productions, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 4750  Issue #93  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Edition Director's Cut.
Physical description 1 videodisc (DVD) (85 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
Notes Supplement to Dox no. 93 Spring 2012.
Credits Written, edited and directed: Julia Haslett ; Producers: Fabrizia Galvagno, Klara Grunning-Harris, Julia Haslett, Enrico Rossini Cullen ; director of photography: Thomas Torres Cordova ; editing and story consultant: Jonathan Oppenheim ; composer: Daniel Thomas Davis ; executive producers: David Menschel, Adam Haslett.
Performers Soraya Broukhim.
Summary 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?
System notes DVD ; All regions.
Language notes English and French, with English subtitles.
Other author Haslett, Julia.
Galvagno, Fabrizia.
Grunning-Harris, Klara.
Cullen, Enrico Rossini.
Broukhim, Soraya.
Subject Weil, Simone, 1909-1943.
Philosophers -- France.
Documentary films.
Other uniform title Dox.