An encounter with Simone Weil /

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...

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Edition:Director's Cut.
Imprint:[Brooklyn, NY] : Line Street Productions, c2011.
Description:1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 1/2 cm.
Language:English
French
Subject:Weil, Simone, -- 1909-1943.
Weil, Simone, -- 1909-1943.
Philosophers -- France -- Biography.
Philosophers.
France.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Feature films -- United States.
Feature films -- Italy.
Feature films -- Sweden.
Biographical films.
Biography.
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Format: DVD Video E-Resource
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8864891
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Other authors / contributors:Broukhim, Soraya.
Haslett, Julia.
Galvagno, Fabrizia.
Torres Cordova, Thomas.
Oppenheim, Jonathan.
Davis, Daniel Thomas.
Menschel, David.
Line Street Productions (Firm)
Notes:Warning: This DVD may not play on all DVD players.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2010.
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 ; Exectuive Producers: David Menschel, Adam Haslett.
Soraya Broukhim.
DVD-R, NTSC; All Regions.
English and French with English subtitles.
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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?
Awards:Winner, Michael Moore's Special Founders Prize Traverse City Film Festival, 2011.

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