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Examined Life

Film/Video

Images courtesy of Zeitgeist Films

Examined Life

Astra Taylor, 2008

New Documentary

Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.

Fri, Apr 17, 2009 7 PM
Sat, Apr 18, 2009 7 PM

Filmmaker Astra Taylor (director of Zizek!) accompanies some of today's most influential thinkers—Cornel West, Slavoj Zizek, and Martha Nussbaum, among them—on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas.

Also featured are Avital Ronell, Peter Singer, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Michael Hardt, Judith Butler, and Sunaura Taylor. (88 mins., video)

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