Unusual choices

7 minutes

Ani Chudrun used to present on TV. She gave up fame to be a Buddhist nun. Why?

In this gentle and honest portrait, Buddhist nun Ani Chudrun explains what led her away from a life of celebrity, drugs and materialism to one of reflection, compassion and ritual. Shot at Ani’s home in a forest in Sussex, the film shows how one person can radically transform their life in the search for meaning.

Director: Planetary Collective

Producer: Steve Kennedy

Video/Earth Science

How an Earth science outsider finally put the Pangea puzzle together

8 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Beauty & Aesthetics

Why do audiences thrill to the negative emotions of horror fiction?

6 minutes

Video/Knowledge

Models are always imperfect, and the ones we choose greatly shape our experience

3 minutes

Essay/Political Philosophy

Join the party of love

Love is not just a feeling given or received, it is an action too. It could be a radical force in politics

Max Harris

Idea/History of Ideas

When philosophy needed Muslims, Jews and Christians alike

Peter Adamson

Video/Beauty & Aesthetics

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which is the fairest rectangle of them all?

2 minutes

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Idea/Ethics

Are human rights anything more than legal conventions?

John Tasioulas

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Essay/History of Ideas

What is good rhetoric?

Plato said we ought to be suspicious of persuasive speakers and the appeal to emotions. But rhetoric can be a civic good

Tushar Irani

Video/Values & Beliefs

How a millionaire traded his wealth for happiness – and a shoeshine box

4 minutes