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Hannah Arendt

Film screening and round-table discussion

Event Information

26th April, 2015
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX, Room B33, Torrington Square main entrance
Robert Fine, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick and Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge, University of East Anglia

This award-winning biopic/film explores the life of Hannah Arendt, the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the major figures in the organization of the Holocaust – controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish Councils – introduced her now-famous concept of the ‘Banality of Evil.’ Weaving a narrative that spans three countries, the film includes footage from the actual Eichmann trial.

The film will be followed by a round-table discussion with Robert Fine, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick and Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge, University of East Anglia.

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