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Most of us can vividly recall the greatest tragedies and sorrows our lives, but the days, weeks, months and even years following them are frequently a blur in our memory. When did we recover? With audio excerpted from interviews with family and close friends of the British director Jessica Bishopp, Speed explores several perspectives on tragedies large and small – from the death of a loved one to losing a close friend to a new school – and reflections on the role that time plays in the cycle of trauma and recovery.
Director: Jessica Bishopp
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History of ideas
Tantra is, and was, a subversive philosophy of feminine power
Ancient Greek sculptures were colourful. Why does the white marble ideal persist?
Love and friendship
Skiing blind is a challenge – but it helps to have a loved one to guide you
Thinkers and theories
Metaphysics and beyond – Martha Nussbaum on Aristotle’s indelible ideas
A massive art installation attempts to put the COVID-19 deaths in perspective
Dizzying discs and obscene wordplay – revisiting Marcel Duchamp’s 1926 film debut
Politics and government
Is mass media still ‘manufacturing consent’ in the internet age?
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