The philosophy of Buber, which greatly influenced scientists, psychologists, educators, scholars, and philosophers worldwide, can be seen today as more relevant and timely than ever. Within Buber’s discourse, individuals of the Facebook generation are finding practical answers to the existential questions that occupy them: the search for spirituality and enlightened living, listening to the other, creating dialogue that moves beyond the political backdrop, and engaging with the other as a precondition to being a whole person.



This film opens a window onto the life and thought of Martin Buber. Yet it is not simply a historical biography of a fascinating spiritual giant, but a testament to Buber’s living legacy documenting his present-day followers in Israel- and worldwide.


The Way of Man – a Film about Martin Buber

Doc, 52 min, 2015

Written and Directed by: Yaakov Lifshin and Aharon Lipetz
Produced by: Yaakov Lifshin – Hamsin Productions Ltd.
Language: Hebrew and English with English subtitles

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The philosophy of Buber, which greatly influenced scientists, psychologists, educators, scholars, and philosophers worldwide, can be seen today as more relevant and timely than ever. Within Buber’s discourse, individuals of the Facebook generation are finding practical answers to the existential questions that occupy them: the search for spirituality and enlightened living, listening to the other, creating dialogue that moves beyond the political backdrop, and engaging with the other as a precondition to being a whole person.



This film opens a window onto the life and thought of Martin Buber....

Festivals

  • Epos Art Film Festival, Israel, 2016
  • Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, 2015

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  • The Way of Man is a fascinating encounter with Martin Buber’s life and thought, presented primarily through interviews with scholars such as Prof. Dan Avnon and Prof. Paul Mendes-Flohr, Buber’s granddaughter and those who have been influenced by the great thinker and are guided by his values, such as members of the Dror Israel movement, and theatre director Nola Chilton. One cannot help but be amazed at Buber’s scholarship, integrity and far-reaching contributions in philosophy, Jewish culture, politics and education.

    For the entire review by Ayelet Dekel: http://www.midnighteast.com/mag/?p=32674
     

  • The Way of Man – Martin Buber (directed by Jacob Lifshin and Aharon Lipetz) is a fascinating and worthwhile documentary portrait (52 minutes), providing a complex and extensive look into the thinking of one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. In this film, Martin Buber is compared to Marx, Freud and Einstein, as a great thinker with wide-reaching influence.

    For the entire review by Amy Kronish, check: http://israelfilm.blogspot.co.il/search/label/--Way%20of%20Man%20-%20Martin%20Buber

  • Why are the teachings of a one-time radical leftist enjoying a resurgence in Israel?

    For the full article by Uri Ram in Ha’aretz: http://www.haaretz.com/news/features/.premium-1.663086

Festivals

  • Epos Art Film Festival, Israel, 2016
  • Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, 2015

Educational

  • Brandeis University
  • Boston College
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • Frankfurtam Main University Library, Germany
  • Duke University