Raymond Klibansky: From Philosophy to Life

Raymond Klibansky: From Philosophy to Life

| 51 min

The filmmaker did not suspect that meeting a philosopher would have such a profound effect. It compelled her to shed light on the exceptional life of Raymond Klibansky, his uncommon destiny and his path to humanity. As a German Jewish philosopher of action, he lived in times of upheaval, war and hate. As a young man, he moved in the circles of Karl Jaspers, Erwin Panofsky, Marianne Weber, Ernst Cassirer and Albert Enstein. Early in his career, he made his mark as a historian of ideas and a philosopher, and his work was known around the world. Then came the Nazi lie, which he condemned and, better yet, fought. In the prime of his life, he was Chief Intelligence Officer in the British Secret Service during World War Two. He moved to Montreal in 1946, where he has continued to promote tolerance and fight for freedom on all fronts.

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  • participation
    Raymond Klibansky
    Ethel Groffier
    Sonja Sutton-Steiniger
    Georges Leroux
    Rainer Maria Lepsius
    Nicholas Mann
    Jana Patockova
    Benoît Lacroix
  • director
    Anne-Marie Tougas
  • writer
    Anne-Marie Tougas
  • researcher
    Anne-Marie Tougas
  • camera
    Marc Gadoury
    James Gray
  • editing
    France Pilon
  • historical consultant
    Paul Perrier
  • sound
    André Boisvert
    Olivier Léger
  • sound editing
    Claude Langlois
  • foley
    Stéphane Cadotte
  • archival research
    Françoise de La Cressonnière
    Anne-Marie Tougas
  • narrator
    Claudia Besso
  • contemporary music
    Nicolas Letarte
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
    Shelley Craig
  • producer
    Yves Bisaillon