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September 22, 2015 

Julia Haslett, Assistant Professor of Communication

What response does seeing human suffering demand of us? This question is at the center of filmmaker Julia Haslett’s most recent film An Encounter with Simone Weil, a personal essay documentary inspired by the French thinker and activist Simone Weil (1909-1943). Haslett will discuss the themes central to her documentary work: attention, empathy, and the complex dynamics of bearing witness.

TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

All Spotlight on Scholars events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Tuition is $20 for everyone paying at the door. Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To receive a discount, registrations must be received at least 1 business day before the event. If you take the GAA discount and are not a GAA member, you will be asked to join or pay the difference before the event. To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to The Root Cellar (Formerly Foster’s Market)
Phone# 919-942-7373