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Cornel West, Wendy Brown and Rev William Barber are among the thinkers and activists captured in the new film “What is Democracy?”. Filmmaker Astra Taylor previously made two other documentaries on philosophers “Zizek!” and “Examined Life.” In addition to her work as a filmmaker, she’s also the author of “The People’s Platform” and the forthcoming “Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss it When it’s Gone.” As an activist, she is a co-founder of The Debt Collective and she also performs with the band Neutral Milk Hotel.
Taylor discusses the multiple facets of her career with Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers.
This interview was recorded at SVA’s MFA Social Documentary department.
On Twitter: @astradisastra @thompowers @PureNonfiction
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