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Althusser, an Intellectual Adventure
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(Icarus Films), 1 hour

Documentary based partially on the only filmed interview given by Louis Althusser, a French philosopher who died in October 1990. The encounter took place in 1980 in Rome. Althusser had made a name for himself for his work on Marx. A few weeks after filming this interview, Louis Althusser strangled and killed his...

(Icarus Films), 1 hour
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Clase Valiente
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directed by Victor Alonso Berbel, 1993-; produced by Aritz Cirbián Casado, 1986-, Jan Matheu, fl. 2015 and Borja Barrera Allué, fl. 2017, Fractal 7, Compacto and Pompeu Fabra University (New York, NY: Pragda, 2017), 1 hour 15 mins
What hides beneath a political speech? Can the world be changed with words? The Brave Class reveals the methods of political language in our way of understanding the world. Precarious work or mini job. Gender-based violence or domestic violence. Cheap dismissal or labor market flexibility. We comprehend reality th...
directed by Victor Alonso Berbel, 1993-; produced by Aritz Cirbián Casado, 1986-, Jan Matheu, fl. 2015 and Borja Barrera Allué, fl. 2017, Fractal 7, Compacto and Pompeu Fabra University (New York, NY: Pragda, 2017), 1 hour 15 mins
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Guy Martin: Portrait of a Grand Chef
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directed by Lionel Boisseau, fl. 2005 (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2008), 52 mins
As a kid, Guy Martin dreamed of being a doctor or a rock star. Twenty years later he is one of the best chefs in the world, with dozens of awards and restaurants in four countries. Revealed is Martin's philosophy of cooking, which ranges from resolutely traditional to savagely creative. Brought to life are the sou...
directed by Lionel Boisseau, fl. 2005 (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2008), 52 mins
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In Search of Cézanne
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directed by Allan Miller, fl. 1973-2013 (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2002), 26 mins
An exploration of the French painter through the eyes of a young documentary filmmaker who is just discovering his work. Traveling from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art to to Paris and to Cézanne's hometown of Aix-en-Provence, meeting scholars and family of Cézanne at each stop, her journey is an inquiry...
directed by Allan Miller, fl. 1973-2013 (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2002), 26 mins
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The Ister
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(Icarus Films), 3 hours 9 mins

In 1942, at the height of World War II, Martin Heidegger, the most influential philosopher of the twentieth century, delivered a series of lectures on The Ister, Friedrich Holderlin's poem about the Danube River, which referred to the waterway by its ancient Greek name.

Heidegger had achieved worldwide fame in 1...

(Icarus Films), 3 hours 9 mins
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Jean Ziegler, the Optimism of Willpower
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(KimStim, 2018), 1 hour 33 mins

"A child who dies from hunger is a murdered child." --Jean Ziegler, Vice President of the Advisory Committee of the UN Right Council

In 1964, Jean Ziegler was asked by Che Guevara to fight the "capitalist Monster." Former collaborator of Kofi Annan, professor and writer, Ziegler's books still act as a manifesto...

(KimStim, 2018), 1 hour 33 mins
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Modern Life
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directed by Raymond Depardon, 1942-; produced by Claudine Nougaret, 1958-, Palmeraie et désert and France 2 Cinema (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2008), 1 hour 23 mins

Photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon is renowned for his documentation of the French countryside. In Modern Life he casts an affectionate and irreverent eye on a small community of farmers as they are confronted by the problems and challenges the contemporary world brings. Treated with equal suspicion, st...

directed by Raymond Depardon, 1942-; produced by Claudine Nougaret, 1958-, Palmeraie et désert and France 2 Cinema (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2008), 1 hour 23 mins
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Permis de rien = No Way Out
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directed by Négar Zoka, fl. 2006; produced by Félicie Roblin, fl. 2006, France Télévisions, Public Sénat and Zadig Productions (Paris, Ile-de-France: Point du Jour International, 2016), 52 mins
Tehran traffic mirrors a society where everything is supposed to follow strict rules and Islamic morals ... In reality, success or even survival depend on one's ability to bypass those very rules. The "Diamond" driving school is one of the oldest in Iran. "No Way Out" follows the tribulations of several middle-age...
directed by Négar Zoka, fl. 2006; produced by Félicie Roblin, fl. 2006, France Télévisions, Public Sénat and Zadig Productions (Paris, Ile-de-France: Point du Jour International, 2016), 52 mins
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A Quest for Meaning
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(Bullfrog Films, 2018), 1 hour 28 mins

A QUEST FOR MEANING tells the story of Marc and Nathanael, two childhood friends who take an impromptu road trip attempting to uncover the causes of our current global crisis and to discover a way to bring about change.
The two friends invite us to share their quest as they meet with activists, biologists, philoso...

(Bullfrog Films, 2018), 1 hour 28 mins
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Sociology is a Martial Art
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(Icarus Films, 2002), 2 hours 20 mins

I often say sociology is a martial art, a means of self-defense. Basically, you use it to defend yourself, without having the right to use if for unfair attacks. Pierre Bourdieu

Pierre's Bourdieu's forty books and countless articles represent probably the most brilliant and fruitful renovation and application of...

(Icarus Films, 2002), 2 hours 20 mins
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