The French philosopher Jacques Derrida was one of the most popular and controversial philosophers of the 20th century. He is considered the father of Deconstruction and/or Post-structuralism. Derrida is a 2002 documentary about the philosopher. The film is a montage of interviews, speaking engagements and lectures, and scenes with family and friends. The filmmakers adopted a Derridean perspective in making the film. The documentary does not follow a typical chronological or biographical sequence. They probe Derrida with questions about his personal life and thoughts. Derrida talks about his early childhood experiences with anti-Semitism. This is an insightful movie for anyone interested in Derrida’s work.
Derrida is a 2002 documentary. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 73.