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An Encounter with Simone Weil
Start Date: 10/8/2012Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 10/8/2012

Event Description:

The Mary B. Martin School of the Arts, in cooperation with South Arts 2012-13 Southern Circuit of Independent Filmmakers, presents An Encounter with Simone Weil, a documentary film.

"Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity." These words, written by Simone Weil, French philosopher, activist, and mystic, provide the engrossing entry point to An Encounter with Simone Weil, Julia Haslett's exploration of moral responsibility against the backdrop of 21st- century America. Nobel Prize winner Albert Camus described Weil as "the only great spirit of our time." She was a tireless advocate for the poor and unemployed. Haslett's own struggles with suffering––her father committed suicide and her brother battles severe depression––are interwoven with Weil's dramatic life story, to create a deeply moving film about living life with compassion.

Following a screening of the film, Director/Producer/Editor Julia Haslett and the audience will engage in a discussion about the film and her work as a filmmaker. A reception with the filmmaker follows.

The 2012-13 Southern Circuit is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and local partner organizations.

Location Information:
ETSU Main Campus - D.P. Culp University Center
Room: Culp Auditorium
Contact Information:
Name: Heidi Ehle
Phone: 423-439-8587
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