An Encounter with Simone Weil

General Information

Author/Creator
Haslett, Julia, director.
Language
English.
Subtitles
English
Published
United States : Galvango, Fabrizia ; Grunning-Harris, Klara ; Cullen, Enrico Rossini, 2010.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (85 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
An Encounter with Simone Weil 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 mental illness, to captivating interviews with people who knew Simone Weil, the film takes an unforgettable journey into the heart of what it means to be a compassionate human being.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Note
Verzio Film Festival Submission

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 3322---