Sophistication is Fragile

English, 6 min, 2009, India

A caustic commentary on the human lust for power, 'Sophistication is Fragile' observes that knowledge is the biggest casualty in the fanatical expansion of empires. A deeply sardonic exposition on religious and political excesses that impede the pursuit of knowledge, the video acknowledges the scientific and philosophical advances made by the Arabs and Spanish moors as having been instrumental in European Enlightenment.

Sarnath Banerjee