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Astra Taylor

Astra Taylor was born in 1979 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She is a director, known for What Is Democracy? (2018), Zizek! (2005) and Examined Life (2008). She has been married to Jeff Mangum since January 2008. See full bio »

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Zizek! Director
Examined Life Director


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 2018 What Is Democracy? (Documentary)
 2008 Examined Life (Documentary)
 2005 Zizek! (Documentary)
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 2018 What Is Democracy? (Documentary) (written by)
 2008 Examined Life (Documentary) (written by)
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 2004 Persons of Interest (Documentary) (associate producer)
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 2018 What Is Democracy? (Documentary) (archival researcher)
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 2017 The Organizer (Documentary) (special thanks)
 2011 Elena (thanks for assistance in making the film: providing television material: Zeitgeist Films)
 2006 Off the Black (special thanks)
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 2019 The Ezra Klein Show (TV Series)
Self - Filmmaker & Activist
- Astra Taylor Will Change How You Think About Democracy (2019) ... Self - Filmmaker & Activist (voice)
 2018 The Birdcage (Documentary)
 2018 What Is Democracy? (Documentary)

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