I Am (Not) A Monster

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    I Am (Not) A Monster

    Directed by

    United Kingdom

    2019

    98 min

    • English

    Documentary

    ‘To act is to begin something new’ said Hannah Arendt, one of the greatest thinkers of all time who passed away in 1975 and who coined the concept of the ‘banality of evil’. In this original film, learn about the thinking processes of activism and mechanisms of our risky thoughts. A most urgent film unravelling some of the reasons why Trump, Le Pen and others have captured people’s imaginations by reviving past ideologies. From dangerous plots to dangerous actions, you will hear about our collective fears both past and present but also encounter the contemporary monsters and actors of the future: the humanoids. Your guide in this adventurous journey is the alternative educator Nelly Ben Hayoun, who armed with puppets and dressed as Hannah Arendt, teases the greatest thinkers of our age whilst challenging them to an impossible pursuit; the search of the origins of knowledge.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Nelly Ben Hayoun
    Noam Chomsky
    Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
    Hiroshi Ishiguro
    Magid Magid
    Screenplay
    Nelly Ben Hayoun
    Cinematography
    Fiona Braillon
    Editing
    David Potter
    Production
    DARTMOUTH FILMS
    Nelly Ben Hayoun

    Nelly Ben Hayoun

    United Kingdom

    Ben Hayoun works with leading scientists and engineers, to devise subversive events and experiences. She previously collaborated with George Lucas, Beck, Bobby Womack, Damon Albarn, Maywa Denki, The Prodigy, Bruce Sterling and Penguin Café in a musical collaboration that took music into space. In 2015 she estbalished the International Space Orchestra - the world first orchestra of NASA scientists. Ben Hayoun’s feature documentary: THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE ORCHESTRA, premiered at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam. Her 2015 documentary DISASTER PLAYGROUND premiered at the BFI in London. Her latest documentary is I AM (NOT) A MONSTER (2019), which seeks to find the origins of knowledge.