Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

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Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt
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Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt
Zeitgeist Films | Release Date: April 6, 2016 | Not Rated
Summary: The German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt caused an uproar in the 1960s by coining the subversive concept of the "Banality of Evil" when referring to the trial of Adolph Eichmann, which she covered for the New Yorker magazine. Her private life was no less controversial thanks to her early love affair with the renowned German philosopherThe German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt caused an uproar in the 1960s by coining the subversive concept of the "Banality of Evil" when referring to the trial of Adolph Eichmann, which she covered for the New Yorker magazine. Her private life was no less controversial thanks to her early love affair with the renowned German philosopher and Nazi supporter Martin Heidegger. This documentary, with its abundance of archival materials, offers an intimate portrait of the whole of Arendt's life, traveling to places where she lived, worked, loved, and was betrayed, as she wrote about the open wounds of modern times. [Zeitgeist Films] Expand
Director: Ada Ushpiz
Genre(s): Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 125 min
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