Examined Life

Examined Life (2008)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2008-09-05
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 26 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 27min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Sphinx Productions
  • Production Country: Canada
  • Director: Astra Taylor
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Examined Life pulls philosophy out of academic journals and classrooms, and puts it back on the streets. Offering privileged moments with great thinkers from fields ranging from moral philosophy to cultural theory, Examined Life reveals philosophy's power to transform the way we see the world around us and imagine our place in it.

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  • Cornel West

    as Self
  • Judith Butler

    as Self
  • Slavoj Žižek

    as Self
  • Peter Singer

    as Self
  • Michael Hardt

    as Self
  • Kwame Anthony Appiah

    as Self
  • Martha C. Nussbaum

    as Self
  • Avital Ronell

    as Self
  • Sunaura Taylor

    as Self
  • Astra Taylor

    as Self
  • Barack Obama

    as Self (floating on a boat in central park)
  • Michelle Obama

    as Self (floating on a boat in central park)
Directing Astra Taylor Director
Writing Astra Taylor Writer
Editing Robert Kennedy Editor
Camera John M. Tran Director of Photography