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The meaning of life according to Simone de Beauvoir - Iseult Gillespie

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At the age of 21, Simone de Beauvoir became the youngest person to take the philosophy exams at France’s most esteemed university. But as soon as she mastered the rules of philosophy, she wanted to break them. Her desire to explore the physical world to its fullest would shape her life, and eventually, inspire radical new philosophies. Iseult Gillespie explores the life of the revolutionary thinker.

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  • Educator Iseult Gillespie
  • Director Sarah Saidan
  • Storyboard Artist Sarah Saidan
  • Art Director Sarah Saidan
  • Animator Amin Haghshenas
  • Compositor Rafaël Massé
  • Sound Designer Stephen LaRosa
  • Music Stephen LaRosa
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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