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Russia had its intelligentsia, the U.S. its cultural elite (a pejorative term), but “intellectuals” emerged in France with the Dreyfus Affair. When 30,000 people reverently accompanied Jean-Paul Sartre’s funeral cortège in 1980, the event marked the demise of the breed of intellectuals. Drawing upon archival film and images, this four-part series by Bernard-Henri Lévy retraces the concepts and ideals that motivated France’s intellectuals and shows the power they wielded and the effects they had on the history of the 20th century. Portions in French with English subtitles, 4-part series, 52 minutes each.

Length: 208 minutes

Item#: BVL53620

ISBN: 978-1-61753-897-1

Copyright date: ©1990

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