BIFF 2020
International documentary

The Altruism Revolution

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The Altruism Revolution
Frankrike/ 2015/ 1 t. 30 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
utekstet
DIRECTOR:
Sylvie Gilman, Thierry Vincent de Lestrade
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Thierry Vincent de Lestrade
PRODUCER:
Jean-Pierre Devorsine
Can't we all just get along?

The notion that man is driven by ruthless self-interest has been with us for generations. Now this idea is being challenged by new research from fields as different as political science, psychology, sociology and experimental economics. If altruism really is intrinsic in humans, is it possible to construct a society and an economy structured around altruism instead of egoism? Bestselling author Matthieu Ricard is fronting a movement founded on the belief that this is indeed the case and THE ALTRUISM REVOLUTION plunges deep into the human mind and biology to find out what really drives us.

 

Sylvie Gilman, Thierry Vincent de Lestrade

Sylvie Gilman (France), Thierry de Lestrade (France, 1963) Joint filmography: LA BELLE ÉCHAPPÉE (2014), LE JEÛNE, UNE NOUVELLE THÉRAPIE? (2012), MÂLES EN PÉRIL (2008)