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Simone Weil: Media

Films and Music

An Encounter with Simone Weil

  • "The filmmaker's journey to understand the controversial French philosopher and activist Simone Weil (1909-1943) reveals a brave young woman willing to die for her convictions."

Spanish Civil War

The Death of Simone Weil

  • Produced by Darrell Katz, text by Paula Tatarunis

  • "Darrell Katz's improvisational cantata, a setting of Paula Tatarunis' The Death of Simone Weil stands out in this relatively small subgenre of the jazz song tradition, in terms of both scale and ambition. It is also among the most successful and moving large-scale works for voice and jazz orchestra

La Passion de Simone

  • Upshaw, Dawn, Artist -- Tapiola Chamber Choir, Choir -- Salonen, Esa-Pekka, Conductor -- Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra -- Blanc, Dominique, Artist -- Saariaho, Kaija, Composer -- Maalouf, Amin, Lyricist