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The Pervert's Guide To Ideology
Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj Zizek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes ( The Pervert's Guide to Cinema ) for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy. With infectious zeal and a voracious appetite for popular culture, Zizek…
The Future of Work and Death - The Impact of Technological Advances on Human Life
'What is humanity?' In this revealing documentary, world experts in the fields of Futurology, Anthropology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy consider the impact of technological advances on the two certainties of human life; Work and Death. Charting human developments from Homo Habilis,…
Manufacturing Consent - Noam Chomsky and the Media
Funny, provocative and surprisingly accessible, MANUFACTURING CONSENT explores the political life and ideas of Noam Chomsky, world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist. In a dynamic collage of new and original footage, biography, archival gems, imaginative graphics and outrageous illustrations, the…
Derrida - The Work of a French Philosopher
One of the most influential and iconoclastic figures of the 20th century, French philosopher and father of "deconstruction" Jacques Derrida has single-handedly altered the way we look at history, language, art and film. DERRIDA is an innovative and entertaining portrait…
Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt - The Life and Work of A Moral Philosopher
This thought provoking and spirited documentary, with its abundance of archival materials, offers an intimate portrait of the whole of Hannah Arendt's life. Arendt was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, and VITA ACTIVA brings us…
Examined Life - Influential Thinkers and The Spaces that Shape their Ideas
Filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today's most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas. Peter Singer's thoughts on the ethics of consumption are amplified against…
Zizek! - A Cultural Theory Philosopher
The author of works on subjects as wide-ranging as Alfred Hitchcock, 9/11, opera, Christianity, Lenin and David Lynch, Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek is one of the most important--and outrageous--cultural theorists working today. This captivating, erudite documentary explores the eccentric personality…
The Philosopher Kings - Wisdom From the Custodial Staff at Prestigious Universities
In search of wisdom found in unlikely places, THE PHILOSOPHY KINGS takes us on a journey through the halls of the most prestigious colleges and universities in America to learn from the staff members who see it all and have…
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life
This Academy Award nominated documentary is the first authorized film look at the life and work of the controversial Russian-born author Ayn Rand. The writer of such renowned novels as The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged is the subject of Michael…
Language and Mind with Noam Chomsky
One of the most gifted thinkers of our time, Noam Chomsky has revolutionized our understanding of language, its use and its acquisition. Now, Language & Mind brings Chomsky into your classroom, where he takes your students on a guided tour…
Paul Goodman Changed My Life - The Life and Work of an Influential Philosopher
Author of legendary bestseller *Growing Up Absurd *(1960), Paul Goodman was also a poet, an "out" homosexual (and family man), pacifist, visionary, co-founder of Gestalt therapy--and a moral compass for many in the burgeoning counterculture of the '60s. PAUL GOODMAN…
Being In The World - Philosopher Hubert Dreyfus
Ten years after graduating with a degree in philosophy from UC Berkeley, filmmaker Tao Ruspoli returned to visit his one-time professor, world-renowned philosopher Hubert Dreyfus. That visit led to meetings with a whole generation of philosophers whom Dreyfus had taught,…
The Trouble With Being Human These Days - The Life and Work of Professor Zygmunt Bauman
We live in a world which no longer questions itself, which lives from one day to another managing successive crises, without knowing where it is going and without trying to plan the itinerary'. It is only now that we are…
Arguing the World - The New York Intellectual Community
Arguing the World is the story of four brilliant and engaging men caught up in the central struggles of our time. This enthralling film creates a vivid picture of intellectual life in the 20th century. For more than half a…
Essene - Daily Life in a Benedictine Monastery
ESSENE is about daily life in a Benedictine monastery and the resolution of conflict between personal needs and the institutional and organizational priorities of the community. In the Order, where the focus of life is the relationship of individual work…
Merton: A Film Biography - The Legacy of a Religious Philosopher
In his lifetime, Thomas Merton was hailed as a prophet and censured for his outspoken social criticism. For nearly 27 years he was a monk of the austere Trappist order, where he became an eloquent spiritual writer and mystic as…
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Marxism - The Theory That Split a World
Part of the Series: Shaping of the Western World Collection
Documentary footage, visually interesting animation of its major tenets, and dramatized interviews are used to outline the history and significance of Marxism. The film explores the monumental changes and enduring conflicts that were born out of Karl Marx's ideology. An…
An Encounter with Simone Weil - French Philosopher, Activist, and Mystic
The film 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…
How Do We Encounter The World?
Part of the Series: Examined Life Series
How Do We Encounter the World? examines the views of Husserl, Heidegger, and others in which reality is a phenomenon of consciousness.
Payback - A Poetic Exploration of Debt
Margaret Atwood's visionary work Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth is the basis for this riveting and poetic documentary on "debt" in its various forms--societal, personal, environmental, spiritual, criminal, and of course, economic. Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal ( Manufactured…