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The Resource An encounter with Simone Weil, Line Street Productions ; written, directed and produced by Julia Haslett

An encounter with Simone Weil, Line Street Productions ; written, directed and produced by Julia Haslett

Label
An encounter with Simone Weil
Title
An encounter with Simone Weil
Statement of responsibility
Line Street Productions ; written, directed and produced by Julia Haslett
Contributor
Cinematographer
Composer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
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 note
Winner, Michael Moore's Special Founders Prize Traverse City Film Festival, 2011.
Cataloging source
MNO
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Producers: Fabrizia Galvagno, Klara Grunning-Harris, Julia Haslett, Enrico Rossini Cullen ; director of photography: Thomas Torres Cordova ; composer: Daniel Thomas Davis
Language note
English and French with English subtitles
LC call number
B2430.W474
LC item number
E58 2011
PerformerNote
Soraya Broukhim
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Broukhim, Soraya
  • Haslett, Julia.
  • Galvagno, Fabrizia.
  • Grunning-Harris, Klara.
  • Cullen, Enrico.
  • Torres Cordova, Thomas.
  • Davis, Daniel Thomas.
  • Line Street Productions (Firm)
Runtime
85
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weil, Simone
  • Philosophers
Technique
live action
Label
An encounter with Simone Weil, Line Street Productions ; written, directed and produced by Julia Haslett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2010
  • Title from opening frames and container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1549128
Dimensions
4 1/2 cm
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director's Cut.
Extent
1 videodisc (85 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1549128
  • (Sirsi) 1549128
  • (OCoLC)721334545
System details
DVD-R, NTSC; All Regions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
An encounter with Simone Weil, Line Street Productions ; written, directed and produced by Julia Haslett
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2010
  • Title from opening frames and container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1549128
Dimensions
4 1/2 cm
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director's Cut.
Extent
1 videodisc (85 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1549128
  • (Sirsi) 1549128
  • (OCoLC)721334545
System details
DVD-R, NTSC; All Regions
Video recording format
DVD

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