The Cave: A Parable Told By Orson Welles

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Date
1974
Summary
Presents an animated version of the allegory of the cave from the sixth book of Plato's Republic.  Creates the scene at the bottom of the cave while Orson Welles narrates. Suggests, as does the original parable, the tension between illusion and reality, the tenacity of false perceptions, the joy in heightened awareness, and the nobility of the enlightened man who accepts as his responsibility the enlightenment of others.
Publishers
Churchill Films; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Genres
Educational; Historical
Subject
Plato. -- Cave ; Perceptual defense ; Reality ; Leadership ; Personnel management ; Philosophy.
Collection
IU Audio-Visual Center
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 Film (0:10:00); 16mm
Notes
Gift to the IUB Libraries from Instructional Support Services.
Copyright Date: 1973

Creation/Production Credits

Narrator: Orson Welles
Animator: Dick Oden
Music Performer: Larry Wolff
Producer: Nick Bosustow
Producer: C.B. Wismar
Director: Sam Weiss
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003247766; Other: GR00421550; MDPI Barcode: 40000003247766

Access Restrictions

This item is accessible by: the public.