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Unoccupied Zone : The Impossible Life of Simone Weil / Cathy Lee Crane.

Other author/creatorCathy Lee Crane.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], ©2006.
Description1 streaming video file (44 min.) : sound, color
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Variant title Impossible Life of Simone Weil
Contents Occupied Paris (2:49) -- Heaven (0:48) -- Play About Conspiracy (2:31) -- Life Under Occupation (2:10) -- Mers El Kebir (1:07) -- Weil Interrogated (2:48) -- Parents' House (1:14) -- Conquest (1:47) -- Defining Jew (2:04) -- Conversation with Priest (2:47) -- Weil's Beliefs on Thought (2:22) -- Exile (2:00) -- Weil Captured (1:24) -- Interrogation (3:14) -- Mystical Vision (2:26) -- Farm Work (4:12) -- Political Lectures (1:01) -- Life in Poverty (1:24) -- Call of Other World (1:54) -- Credits: Unoccupied Zone: The Impossible Life of Simone Weil (3:13)
Abstract The 20th-century French philosopher, political activist, and Christian mystic Simone Weil wrote that "human life is a composition on several planes." Accordingly, this biography from avant-garde filmmaker Cathy Lee Crane is not simply an account of Weil's life, but a multilayered representation of her ideas as well. The black-and-white dramatization uses reenactments and experimental effects along with excerpts from Weil's Marseille notebooks to portray the time she spent in France's unoccupied zone during World War II. "The unoccupied zone" also refers to the psychic space through which Weil passed while exiled in her own country, an existential labyrinth imagined by Crane in this film.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 04, 2013.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 13 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguagePortions with English subtitles.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Cathy Lee Crane, 2006.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number53548 Films Media Group

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