Special Screening of "Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt"

  • Mayday Books 301 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55454 United States

Mayday Books

301 Cedar Avenue South

Minneapolis

The WAMM Movie Committee is pairing up with Mayday Books for a second screening of "Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt." Be sure to come for lively discussion!

The German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt caused 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. This thought provoking and spirited 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. 

There is renewed interest in Arendt throughout the world, especially among young people who find her insights into the nature of evil, totalitarianism, ideologies, and the perils faced by refugees, more relevant than ever. 

Co-sponsored by Mayday Books

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