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Title An encounter with Simone Weil [videorecording] / Line Street Productions ; written, directed and produced by Julia Haslett.

Imprint [Brooklyn, NY] : Line Street Productions, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    92 WEIL,S ENC    Available
Edition Director's Cut.
Description 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 1/2 cm.
Note 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.
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 Details DVD-R, NTSC; All Regions.
Language English and French with English subtitles.
Awards Winner, Michael Moore's Special Founders Prize Traverse City Film Festival, 2011.
Subject Weil, Simone, 1909-1943.
Philosophers -- France -- Biography.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Added Author Broukhim, Soraya.
Haslett, Julia. Screenwriter. Producer. Director. Film editor.
Galvagno, Fabrizia. Producer.
Grunning-Harris, Klara. Producer.
Cullen, Enrico. Producer.
Torres Cordova, Thomas. Cinematographer.
Davis, Daniel Thomas. Composer.
Line Street Productions (Firm)

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