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Pierre Bourdieu: Sociology is a Martial Art

Pierre Bourdieu: Sociology is a Martial Art

Pierre Bourdieu: Sociology is a Martial Art

2001 / 146min / DCP

DIRECTOR: PIERRE CARLES

Released in cinemas a year before the death of its subject, an outspoken, politically committed public intellectual on par with Sartre, Foucault, and Lacan, Carles’ documentary follows firebrand Pierre Bourdieu through three years of lecturing, travelling, shouting down ascendant neoliberalism, and sparring very publicly with politicians, driven by a belief that his intellectual practice compels him to take an active part in the social realm that he’s spent a lifetime studying. Befitting a film about a social scientist, a film that gives us man and his environment in proportion.

Screening in the series Icarus Films at 40.