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I Am (Not) a Monster (2019)

Starting with the thoughts of political theorist Hannah Arendt, Ben Hayoun-Stépanian (founder of the University of the Underground) travels the world to meet a variety of people and ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Adrienn Almásy Adrienn Almásy ... Herself
Efrem Amare Efrem Amare ... Himself
Arjun Appadurai Arjun Appadurai ... Himself
Roger Berkowitz Roger Berkowitz ... Himself
Richard Bernstein Richard Bernstein ... Himself
Leon Botstein Leon Botstein ... Himself
Noam Chomsky ... Himself
Metasebia Endalamaw Metasebia Endalamaw ... Herself
Takako Furukawa Takako Furukawa ... Herself
Neil Harbisson Neil Harbisson ... Himself
Nelly Ben Hayoun Nelly Ben Hayoun ... Herself
Samantha Hill Samantha Hill ... Herself
Shishido Hiroyuki Shishido Hiroyuki ... Himself
Hiroshi Ishiguro ... Himself
Brewster Kahle ... Himself
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Starting with the thoughts of political theorist Hannah Arendt, Ben Hayoun-Stépanian (founder of the University of the Underground) travels the world to meet a variety of people and organizations including Magid Magid, Lord Mayor of Sheffield at the time, Pussy Riot activist Nadya Tolokonnikova, philosophers, alternative schools and many more. She ponders on the ownership and plurality of our thoughts, and the means by which freedom of learning and innovative education can exist in contemporary times. The result is a joyful potpourri of ideas and alternative thinking, propelled by a thrilling soundtrack of Ethiopian hip hop. Asserting that the need for change has never been more urgent, I Am (Not) a Monster is an ambitious yet accessible activist outcry: 'knowledge is power'. Written by London Film Festival

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In this bombastic and impossible journey in which we search for the origins of knowledge, discover how our thinking and actions can render monsters. A most urgent film unravelling some of the reasons why Trump, Le Pen and others have captured people's imaginations by reviving past ideologies.

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10 October 2019 (UK) See more »

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Japan See more »

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