Philomena - Episode FREEDOM

A documentary collection by Anne-Lise Rey & Brigitte Barbier, directed by Brigitte Barbier

Synopsis of the collection

How to think for oneself, how to form one's own opinion and to reason when one is aged between 10 and 14 years old in the 21st century?
The thirteen-year-old animation character, Philomena, gives a lesson in philosophical thought through her own questions and becomes acquainted with the great names of philosophy through five key words: Justice, Love, Difference, Death and Freedom. 

In this episode, Philomena begins by defining freedom as the power to do whatever one wants, and then realizes that this definition of freedom is an ideal rather than a reality. Philomena realizes that she must change her understanding of freedom. This redefinition of freedom refers to two things: the awareness of what limits us physically as any natural being subjects us to laws and we always have the possibility to choose among the options available to us. 

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Format: 16/9 - 5x26’ - Colour - HD
Animations, archives and real images
Fundings: Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée, Région Grand Est and Strasbourg Eurométropolein partnership with CNC, Procirep-Angoa
First broadcaster: Arte
© 2020

Editing: Christine Bouteiller & Jean-Baptiste Morin
Conception/ Series ilustrations: Catel Muller
Graphic creation/ Animator: Mykamazé
Dioramas: Frédéric Ducomet-Boquier
Original music: Olivier Fuchs