Director: Amy Ziering Kofman & Kirby Dick

U.S.A.| 2002. Colour. Dolby stereo SR. 85 mins.

This award-winning film is an intimate portrait of the very influential philosopher and intellectual icon Jacques Derrida, whose theory of ‘deconstruction’ has deeply influenced studies in literature, philosophy, ethics, architecture and law. Initiated by Amy Ziering Kofman, who studied with Derrida at Yale in the 1980s, and co-directed by Kofman and Kirby Dick, the film is neither a conventional biography nor a primer on Derrida’s thinking. Rather, in the spirit of the philosopher’s own writing, Derrida is a playful and personal investigation of the concept of biography itself.

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