An Encounter with Simone Weil
April 10, 2012
We have some exciting news! Molloy College has been selected for the rare opportunity to host a free public screening of a powerful new documentary film - and the film's director, Julia Haslett, will be in attendance.
Please join us on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:45 p.m. in the Hays Theatre, to watch "An Encounter with Simone Weil." This revolutionary French philosopher was fueled by her passion to end human suffering, sadly resulting in the end of her own life. As Michael Moore notes, this is "a profound and moving film on a woman who continues to speak to us all."
All are welcome. FREE of charge! It's an amazing opportunity you won't want to miss!
- the Philosophy Department
- the Siena Women's Center
- the Division of Social Sciences
- the Office of Mission
An Encounter with Simone Weil 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.