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Jean Ziegler, the optimism of will

2017 Documentary 01h33

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In 1964, Jean Ziegler was asked by Che Guevara to fight the “capitalist Monster”. Former collaborator of Kofi Annan, professor and writer, Ziegler’s books still act as a manifesto to left-wing intelligentsia. At the UN Human Rights Council, he fights against “vulture funds”, a new avatar of the “Monster”. He goes back to Cuba, in his opinion the mother of all anticapitalist forces. The visit becomes a dialogue between reality and symbolism, confronting his thinking with today’s Cuban destiny.

Director: Nicolas Wadimoff

Casting: Jean Ziegler

Languages: French, German, Spanish, English

Subtitles: French

Release date: 18/04/2018

2017: Swiss Film Price - Best Documentary

« The filmmaker struggles to make this skillful man, in constant representation, drop the mask » - Télérama

« The intuitive camera captures this body and thought in constant move » - Le Nouvel Obs

« It is through the lens of the camera that Ziegler reveals himself, that the image is infinitely multiplied, losing itself in the complexity of a character with a thousand facets. » - Cineuropa

« An exciting glimpse of this colourful character who has lost none of his revolutionary spirit. » - Première

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