Documentary, dir. by Ada Ushpiz
Israel/Canada, 2015, 132 min
In German, English, Hebrew
German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt caused an uproar in the 1960s by coining the concept of the “banality of evil” when referring to the trial of Adolph Eichmann, which she covered for The New Yorker. Her private life was no less controversial thanks to her early love affair with Nazi supporter Martin Heidegger. Winner for Best Documentary at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, this thought-provoking film captures the spirit of an intellectual determined to use the tools of rationality to comprehend historical events that seem to defy all reason.
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