Hidden Driver

Examined Life

A series of contemplative walks with leading theorists including Judith Butler, Peter Singer, Cornel West, Michael Hardt, and others directed by Astra Taylor. Examined Life boldly takes philosophy out of the dark corners of the academy and into the streets, reminding us that great ideas are born through profound engagement with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, not in isolation from it. It premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, is distributed by Zeitgeist Films, and available on Netflix.