An Encounter with Simone Weil tells the story of French philosopher, activist, and mystic, Simone Weil (1909-1943) — a woman Albert Camus described as “the only great spirit of our time.” On her quest to understand Simone Weil, filmmaker Julia Haslett confronts profound questions of moral responsibility both within her own family and the larger world. From the battlefields of the Spanish Civil War to anti-war protests in Washington DC, from intimate exchanges between the filmmaker and her older brother, who struggles with mental illness, to captivating interviews with people who knew Simone Weil, the film takes us on an unforgettable journey into the heart of what it means to be a compassionate human being.

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Editors’ Pick

– NEW YORK MAGAZINE

“…heartbreaking and inspiring.”

 –   MICHAEL MOORE

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We all need some little inspiration for us to start our day. Feel like binging again? How about watching sports films. Sports shows us the literal meaning of losing and winning. Have here the top five must-watch inspirational movies that will help you keep going:

Homerun — It’s a story of an alcoholic ballplayer who was suspended and required to attend rehab. His Story is not new to us, and you don’t even have to be a famous sports icon to be the later. It shows us that you are not alone in your battles.

Facing the Giants — It’s a story of an underdog who is challenged to meet the giants in the field of football. Most of them don’t have extraordinary backgrounds. The team consists of unconventional football players, and one remarkable teammate is even overweight. However, he was able to surpass the training with the help of their inspiring coach, faced with a lot of loses and frustrations. The film showed a happy ending since they were able to win the game after so many years of losses. The film tells us that nothing is impossible if you will work harder. The Life story of successful sports Icon

Michael Jordan — He experienced failing in his first attempt to enter high school varsity team. So if you could imagine if he gave in to his discouragement, he wouldn’t be as popular as he is up to now. Emerging newcomers in the sports industry are now being compared to this hall of Famer.

Lionel Messi — his size and height were not at par with his age. In spite of that, he became one of the most successful footballers in history, from being bullied in school to being one of the biggest in his industry. It only shows us that even if we were born with this condition, A situation that we didn’t choose to have, can only determine how we respond to it That is what makes a winner. It’s possible to achieve what you have been dreaming.

Tim Tebow — He was born in the Philippines since his parents were working as a missionary back then. Being born and raised in the mission field means not having the luxury that everybody would always dream of It even requires a lot of moving from place to place, but this didn’t stop him from achieving his dreams, football. He was an athletic scholar in his college days, and he was spotted since he plays excellently. They said you are only as good as your last play, but the list goes on with regards to his achievements.

Aside from that, he never forgot his roots. He organized in putting up this hospital in Mindanao which was named after him “Tebow Cure Hospital” He continues to inspire people not just in the playing field but also in giving practical help to the needy. It shows us that we should also help and encourage other people and we get inspired in return.

Life Lesson in Film
Yes, life can be very discouraging with all these setbacks. In our every dealings with work, love, family and not just in sports, remember that after we made a lot of mistakes, one can always get up, wear your cub helmet rub and show up!

Films, though an art of fiction connects with our daily life so well that we can’t stop imagining ourselves as one of the characters from the films. We not only watch the scenes but we live them and subconsciously adopt many new lifestyle practices, inspired by movies. This happens especially when some common scenes are seen again and again, in different films. It sets a pattern or the trend for the given practice. This can be anything; from hairstyles of different actors to the color of shoes they wear, from cars they drive to the slang language they use, it can be anything.

But the most common thing that is found in all the movies of all the genres, be it comedy, romantic, tragedy, suspense, crime thriller, anything; one thing that is never missed is the Coffee. Whether the guy wants to know more about his girl or is tired of doing office work, it is always the coffee which helps. A very quality time can be spent over a coffee with so many hopes popping inside you Now take the example of world-wide famous film “Fifty-shades of Grey”, the things began with coffee only opening the doors for the hope of a beautiful relationship while spending time in knowing about each other A lot happens over a coffee. Actors are even seen proposing their partners over a coffee, with a design of a heart on top of it or something even more interesting.

Now, it. not just the romance but the style too that matters. How hot Tom Cruise looks while walking with a hot cup of coffee in his hands? Very hot. Okay, now these are not the only purposes that coffee serve. It can solve much more complicated issues like the case is solved in the film “The Usual Suspects. Chazz Palminteri is finally able to solve the case when he notices the cup of coffee shattering on the floor, three times crow.

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~ Melanie Adrian, Assistant Professor of Law, Carleton University

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★★★★ RECOMMENDED “A fruitful and thought-provoking introduction to this remarkable person.”~Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO)

“…the film invites serious reflection on some of the most important and intractable elements of the human condition. I recommend it highly.”
~Vance Morgan, Philosophy Prof, Providence College

“Excellent for the college classroom because of its layered complexity.” 
~Jennifer Rycenga, Professor of Comparative Religious Studies & Humanities, San Jose State