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What Is Democracy?

Astra Taylor; Taylor, Astra
Format
Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? reflects on a word we too often take for granted. Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor. Official Selection at the **Toronto International Film Festival.** *"...a fascinating and enlightening treatise." - Rob Aldam, **Backseat Mafia*** *"...a sharp political reminder to pay attention to politics and to remember that the personal and the local are political." - Charlie Phillips, **The Guardian***
Director
Astra Taylor
Performers
Wendy Brown
Release Date
2018
Run Time
107 min.
Language
In English
Notes
  • Title from title frames.
  • Film
  • In Process Record.
Published
Kino Lorber, 2018.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Kino Lorber in 2018.
Publisher no.
6329435 Kanopy
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Description
1 online resource (streaming video file) (107 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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