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The Fashioning of a Western Man

Essay on scientific management

The Fashioning of a Western Man Essay on scientific management

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The Vatican, hospital, the corporation, the army, school: an exploration of the institutions that make man a part of humanity.

How is a man made? This is not a biological question that this film written by Pierre Legendre, Gérald Caillat and Pierre-Olivier Bardet addresses, even though the first images, accompanied by the superb music of the adagio of Beethoven's Fifteenth Quartet are images of an unborn child made possible by science. The question is to know how this baby, we see being born, will be humanised by Western European institutions.

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  • Directed by: Gérald Caillat
  • Production date: 1996
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min
  • Production: © Idéale Audience / Institut National de l'Audiovisuel / La Sept / Arte
  • Available version(s): EN

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