movie looks at nazi trial controversy

Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

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The film Hannah Arendt is being screened at the Showroom Cinema on Monday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The film explores the life of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist.

During the year 1961, she reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem. Her articles introducing her now-famous concept of the ‘banality of evil’ triggered an unprecedented controversy. Using footage from the actual trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, Margarethe von Trotta turns the often invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema.

The screening will be introduced by Sue Vice, Professor of English Literature at the University of Sheffield. Prof Vice has written widely on representations of the Holocaust in film and literature.

The showing takes place on Monday at 6.15pm. Box office: www.showroomworkstation.org.uk or call 0114 275 7727.

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