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EDGAR MORIN

  • Jeanne Mascolo
  • Biography
  • 2008
  • 52'

"I'am a searcher and when I say I don't want to be nammed as a sociologist it's because I can't see clearly where are the borders between sociologic, psychologic, economic, historic..."

Those first words of Edgar Morin fully define his reasoning : "link" the knowledges. Searcher "on his own", unclassificable, Edgar Morin is one of the most renowed of contemporary philosopher and he is internationally recognized.

From ¨Peru to Ménilmontant, from filmset  "Ce soir ou jamais"  to the ecological pact, from high school in Clichy-Sous-Bois to the Marguerite Duras's apartment, Edgar Morin brings back intense moments of his life, which nourrished the construction of his way of thinking.

Aged 9, his mother's death brings him doubt that will never leave him. In his teenagehood, his discovery of marxism will inspire all his works. His entrance in the "résistance", and his involment in communism were for him the discovery of fraternity and friendship and of the begining of a "resistance against human barbarism". As soon as the sixties, he re-inventes sociology, he shoots a movie  with Jean Rouch , become interested in youth of may 68.

His exitential discovery of america in 70's marks an important turn which will generate "Method, theory and complexity", the work  of his life, a titanic undertaking to understand better the man and rethink the world.

Still today, aged more than 86 years, Edgar Morin hasn't lost anything of his enthusiasm and involvement. Tireless researcher, he continues to travel all over the world for analyse phenomenons and for rally himself in multiple causes , against violence, humiliation which subsist oppressed people, or for the planet protection .

  • DIRECTOR

    Jeanne Mascolo

  • CO-PRODUCER

    Cinétévé - France 5 - CNRS Images
    With the participation of the CNC and with the support of the Procirep/Angoa

  • LENGTH

    52'

  • BROADCASTER

    France 5

  • FORMAT

    16/9

  • SUPPORT LOCATION

    Beta Num

  • LANGUAGES

    Français

  • AUTHOR

    Jeanne Mascolo de Filippis

  • CREW

    Editing : Laure-Alice Hervé
    Camera : Etienne Carton de Grammont, Jean-Luc Cohen, Antoine Briot
    Sound : Florent Ravalec

  • CAST

    Original Music : Mathias Duplessy

  • DISTRIBUTION

    FDT

  • COPYRIGHT

    France 5 - Cinétévé – CNRS Images - 2007