RESSENTIMENT | PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

DOCUMENTARY  |  IN PRODUCTION

 

In collaboration with anthropologist Jürgen Schaflechner and commissioned by Princeton University, we're making a documentary about the philosophical and psychological notion of ressentiment. Does the concept of ressentiment, a mix of powerlessness, anger, and envy offer any help in understanding the apparent surge of populism, the deterioration of democratic governance, and the so-called post-truth area?

The first recordings with professors at Princeton university have been completed. Later in the year we will proceed with interviewing European thinkers and translating the concept visually in the studio. Mid 2019 the film will be screened at an international congress and at several festivals.