An encounter with simone weil
Intensely personal and touching”
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Julia Haslett has made a profound and moving film on a woman who continues to speak to all of us. Few Americans know of Simone Weil, but this deeply affecting documentary will make you want to know more. An Encounter with Simone Weil challenges all of us not to look the other way when we see the suffering of others. Julia's personal journey through the film is both heartbreaking and inspiring."
Academy Award Winner Michael Moore
(Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko)
Haslett has the depth and courage to devote herself to a subject that no other documentarian has taken on before."
Jamie L. Manson, The Huffington Post
Subjects: Disability, Documentary, War
An Encounter with Simone Weil tells the story of French philosopher, activist, and mystic, Simone Weil – 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 us on an unforgettable journey into the heart of what it means to be a compassionate human being.
Director: Julia Haslett
Runtime: 85 min.
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