Film Screening Hannah Arendt (2012), dir. Margarethe von Trotta

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Tue, 03/22/2022

18:30

Goethe-Institut Washington @ The Liz

Hannah Arendt: Thinking is Dangerous

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"The greatest evil in the world is the evil committed by nobodies, that is, by human beings who refuse to be persons."
-Hannah Arendt

Margarethe von Trotta’s 2012 biographical film begins at a critical point in Arendt’s career. In May 1960, Adolf Eichmann – known as the "architect of the final solution" – is captured in Argentina by Israeli Mossad agents and brought to stand trial in Jerusalem. Arendt, who has been living in New York City since 1941, attends the trial and covers the proceedings for The New Yorker. Her reflections on Eichmann himself, the trial, and the notion of evil prove controversial among intellectual circles back in New York, in the Jewish community overall, and among her own friends and peers – threatening to destroy some of her most important relationships.
RSVP Next film: Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt, March 29

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