Michel Foucault
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese, French, English
  • Runtime83 min
  • DirectorMin-an WANG
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerMin-an WANG

As an experimental philosophical documentary, also named “thesis documentary”, it aims to make philosophy speak, embodying the thoughts as a visible figure. In the sermonic speech, sincere candor and drastic debate of Foucault, with the brilliant analysis of those scholars, people could discover the charm in his philosophy and character. Consisting of quotations, entirely, it is refreshing through being featured with anti-industrialization and anti-aestheticism, as well as an important practice for responding to western theorists by the “thesis documentary” produced by intellects in China. Michel Foucault (Oct. 15th, 1926Jun. 25th, 1984), a French philosopher and the greatest thinker of the 20th century. The Foucault’s thoughts have its great effects throughout the humanities, including philosophy, history, social theory, literary, art, and politics. The documentary, Michel Foucault, collects a bunch of video-recorded interviews of him and the reviews from thinkers including Deleuze and Agamben, and interviewed, at home and broad, many important researchers and scholars who focus on Foucault, reorganizing precious videos and images and interviews with scholars, unfolding the charm of his general theory.