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There is an 8 minute "cartoon" of the "Allegory of the Cave" from Plato's Republic. It's narrated by Orson Wells, reading straight from book VII, starting "Next, let us consider our nature, whether it' enlightened or unenlightened" (if memory serves) and ends "It's the duty of the enlightened to help.... etc." The cartoon is paper cut-out animation, and it's a bit garish in color, but it helps. (I liked the 16mm movie version better than the video version, because Plato's description of a fire behind the audience casting a shadow created by an image being held up in front of the fire, and being so realistic that the cave dwellers mistake it for reality, no longer seems so far fetched when you look at the projector and the screen. Plato's describing a movie!) John Wagner
Production CompanyStephen Bosustow Productions
The Cave [videorecording] : a parable / told by Orson Welles ; produced by Nick Bosustow, C.B. Wismar ; directed by Sam Weiss.
Chicago, Ill. : SVE & Churchill Media, c1974.
Subjects Plato. Republic.
Description: 1 videocassette (9 min., 20 sec.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + teacher's guide.
General note: Distributed by Churchill Films.
"80805-HAVT" (program number).
Summary note: A fable based on Book Seven of Plato's Republic. Animation is used to present a tale in which four prisoners in a cave mistake shadows -- or illusions -- for reality. When one is released into the upper world, he comes to understand the nature of truth and the responsibility that accompanies this understanding.
http://ipac.arrowhead.lib.mn.us/ipac20/ ... SUBJ#focus