When: Wednesday, 4th July at 7.00pm
Where: The Sugar Club, map here
The Film: An Encounter with Simone Weil
Facebook Event: here
The Irish Feminist Network invites you to the Irish premiere of the award winning film 'An Encounter with Simone Weil'.
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.
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?
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.
The screening will be followed by a live Skype Q and A session with the filmmaker, Julia Haslett.
Further details and trailer are available from here:
Tickets costing 7 Euro and 4 Euro for students/unwaged, are available from here:
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