Avant-garde filmmaker and Ithaca College film professor Cathy Lee Crane marks the 100th anniversary of Simone Weil's birth by offering this thoughtful meditation on the period of Weil's life when she relocated to southern France following the German occupation of Paris in 1940. Alternately known as a philosopher, a trade unionist, and a Christian mystic, Weil was essentially an exile in her own country during this period. The title Unoccupied Zone not only refers to France under Vichy, but also the existential zone Weil inhabited while exploring ideas that would establish her as one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th Century.
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