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Spinoza: The Apostle of Reason

Synopsis
Drama based on the life and thought of Spinoza, who was born in 16th-century Amsterdam to a family of Jewish refugees from Portugal. He lived in an age of turmoil, when the Dutch Republic and the English Commonwealth had polarised the entire continent. His scepticism enraged the Jewish elders and led to his excommunication. His hatred of irrationality once again seems relevant in a world torn apart by religious and nationalist dissension. With Henry Goodman as Spinoza.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 52 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Sale
Notes
Broadcast on C4 on 13/7/94.
Subjects
Drama; Philosophy; Religious studies
Keywords
biographies; Jewish philosophy; Spinoza

Credits

Director
Christopher Spencer
Producer
Tariq Ali
Writer
Tariq Ali
Cast
Henry Goodman 

Production Company

Name

Bandung Ltd

Notes
See: Clips and Footage

Sponsor

Name

TVF International

Distributor

Name

Clips and Footage

Email
info@clipsandfootage.com
Web
http://www.clipsandfootage.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7287 1007
Fax
+44 (0) 20 7287 1009
Address
Studio 310, Spitfire Studios
63-71 Collier Street
London N1 98E
Notes
Contact: Alison Mercer

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