Vita activa, the Spirit of Hannah Arendt

  • Ada Ushpiz
  • Canada, Israel
  • 2015
  • 124 min
  • Dutch Premiere
  • Panorama
Hannah Arendt caused a great uproar in the 1960s by coining the subversive concept of "banality of evil" when referring to the Nazi evil. Her private life was no less controversial thanks to her love affair with a renowned German philosopher and Nazi supporter Martin Heidegger. She was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century who both lived through and wrote about the open wounds of modern times. Arendt's insights about the refugee condition, nature of evil and totalitarian leanings of any ideology sound today more relevant than ever.

Credits

  • 124 min
  • color
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: English, German, Hebrew
Director
Ada Ushpiz
Production
Ina Fichman for Intuitive Pictures Inc., Ada Ushpiz for AU Films
Executive producer
Hedva Goldschmidt for Go2Films, Stefan Pannen for Fernehbuero
Cinematography
Itai Ne'eman, German Gutierrez, Philippe Lavalette
Editing
Hadas Ayalon

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