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Examined Life
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Astra Taylor


It might seem a dusty profession with little relevance to modern life, but this entertaining documentary shows how vital philosophy can be. Director Astra Taylor (ZIZEK!) strolls with some of the world's most provocative minds--including Cornel West, Slavoj Zizek, and Judith Butler--on a series of walks through a garbage dump, Central Park, and the landscapes of the human mind.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 88 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2009

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Extra philosopher walks:

- with Colin McGinn and Simon Critchley

- with Cornel West, Avital Ronell and Kwame Anthony Appiah

- with director Astra Taylor

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Director

Astra Taylor

Producer

Bill Imperial

Producer

Lea Marin

Writer

Astra Taylor

Director of Photography

John Minh Tran

Featured

Cornel West

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Peter Singer

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Judith Butler

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Press

"Part of the fun of EXAMINED LIFE comes from watching these very intelligent people try to make themselves intelligible."

- A. O. Scott, New York Times

"[T]he heady documentary EXAMINED LIFE provides a sound forum for an influential cross-section of professional thinkers to theorize on such weighty topics as life and death, politics, the environment and disabilities."

- Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

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