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Line Street Productions (Firm)

Overview
Works: 3 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 263 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biographies  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Educational films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: B2430.W474, 194.092
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Most widely held works by Line Street Productions (Firm)
An encounter with Simone Weil( Visual )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It 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
An Encounter with Simone Weil - French Philosopher, Activist, and Mystic( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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 depression 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.. The film's dramatic story is revealed through contemporary footage in France of places Weil lived and worked, exclusive interviews with key people in Weil's life and legacy, and verite footage of the filmmaker's family in the United States. Intercut with this material is 1930s archival footage, previously unseen photos of Weil, and excerpts of her writings. Weil asked us this question: How do we respond to human suffering? The filmmaker, in turn, wants to know: How do we remain engaged without ultimately destroying ourselves as Weil did when she died from self-starvation at age 34? Still not satisfied with the answers she's getting, the filmmaker experiments with finding an actress to quite literally conjure Weil up. Drawing on current news and observational footage, Haslett's narration draws provocative comparisons between Weil's insight and the world today. The result is a deeply moving film that not only challenges us to think and to feel, but encourages us to initiate important political, psychological, and interfaith dialogue
An Encounter with Simone Weil - French Philosopher, Activist, and Mystic( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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 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 depression 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.. The film's dramatic story is revealed through contemporary footage in France of places Weil lived and worked, exclusive interviews with key people in Weil's life and legacy, and verite footage of the filmmaker's family in the United States. Intercut with this material is 1930s archival footage, previously unseen photos of Weil, and excerpts of her writings. Weil asked us this question: How do we respond to human suffering? The filmmaker, in turn, wants to know: How do we remain engaged without ultimately destroying ourselves as Weil did when she died from self-starvation at age 34? Still not satisfied with the answers she's getting, the filmmaker experiments with finding an actress to quite literally conjure Weil up. Drawing on current news and observational footage, Haslett's narration draws provocative comparisons between Weil's insight and the world today. The result is a deeply moving film that not only challenges us to think and to feel, but encourages us to initiate important political, psychological, and interfaith dialogue
 
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