ABOUT THE FILM

ABOUT THE FILM

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Presented with a generous dose of whimsy... Ben Hayoun-Stépanian reminds her audience... about the importance of knowledge in the era of systematic mendacity.

– CINEUROPA

Director Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian finds an unlikely companion in the late political theorist Hannah Arendt as she embarks on a world tour across sixteen cities—looking for the origins, mechanics and power dynamics behind knowledge. The film investigates the act of thinking in the twenty-first century as well as fears associated with it. It features a long list of some of the most interesting minds of our times: political activist Noam Chomsky, Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Arendt’s students: Arjun Appadurai, Leon Botstein and Richard Bernstein, Japanese Living National Treasures: Bunraku puppeteer Kanjuro Kiritake II, Kimono master Takayuki Takahashi, former Lord Mayor of Sheffield Magid Magid, and many more.

DIRECTED BY:

NELLY BEN HAYOUN-STÉPANIAN

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