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Pierre Bourdieu, Les Grands entretiens du Cercle


Don Kent
France, 1998

70'
French


Synopsis


Laure Adler interviewe Pierre Bourdieu, le 6 avril 1998. Depuis son bureau du Collège de France, le sociologue revient sur sa discipline, « gai savoir » nécessaire à la compréhension du monde, évoque le phénomène de la « croyance » et ses redoutables effets en politique, avant de s'étendre sur ses propres prises de position et engagements.

Tënk's film review


Pierre Bourdieu was 68 when this interview was filmed, and at a point where his notion of commitment took on a wholly new meaning. He was a key figure in the general strikes in France in 1995, and his political involvement forced him to rethink his intellectual stance. He begins the interview with a long explanation of how sociology, as he saw it, is a scientific cause, and describes the opposition it faced, mainly from the ruling elite. By the end, he emerges as someone deeply troubled by the social as well as political tensions stirring up society at the time – tensions which are still so painfully resonant for today’s audience, some twenty years on.

Arnaud Lambert

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filmmaker

Don Kent

Don Kent est un réalisateur de documentaires et d’émissions de télévision. Formé à l’IDHEC, puis aux côtés de Claude Ventura et de Maurice Dugowson, il acquiert une grande maitrise du direct en réalisant des programmes comme "Chorus" ou "Droit de réponse". Il est l’auteur de plusieurs documentaires pour la télévision, dont "Ballade pour une reine", sur la monarchie britannique, réalisé en 2011 à l’occasion du jubilé de diamant de la reine.

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