DVD Review by Kam Williams
Headline: Philosophical Documentary Featuring Cornel West Comes to DVD
According to Socrates, “An unexamined life is not worth living,” and that quote ostensibly served as the inspiration for this documentary deeply exploring the mindset underpinning American culture. To that end, this readily-accessible discourse on philosophy relies on the novel insights of nine leading academics, beginning and ending with Princeton Professor Dr. Cornel West.
West was interviewed in
Another Princeton Professor, ethicist Peter Singer, is shot strolling along
Other subjects weighing-in include
Endlessly thought-provoking at every turn, Examined Life offers one of the most cerebrally-satiating and potentially-transcendental experiences one might hope to have while watching a movie. .
Excellent (4 stars)
Running time: 88 minutes
Studio: Zeitgeist Films
DVD Extras: Additional interviews, post-screening Q&As, onscreen bios, selected bibliographies, theatrical trailers and a booklet.