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On Oct. 22 the Stroum Jewish Studies Program is hosting a free film screening of  the 2012 bio-drama “Hannah Arendt,” starring Barbara Sukowa and directed by Margarethe Von Trotta. A post-film discussion will be moderated by Prof. Michael Rosenthal, Chair of the UW Department of Philosophy and a Jewish Studies faculty member.

Read all about it: Prof. Rosenthal’s new interview, “Why Do Hannah Arendt’s Ideas about Evil and the Holocaust Still Matter?”, has key historical background on the Eichmann trial and the lasting impact of Arendt’s ideas.

This event is part of a series connected to the 2013 Walker-Ames Lecture by Yale philosopher Seyla Benhabib, who will be speaking on “Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: Fifty Years Later” on Oct. 24.

The Oct. 22 screening of “Hannah Arendt” is co-sponsored by the Seattle Jewish Film Festival, the Stroum Jewish Community Center, and the Department of Germanics at the University of Washington.

An overview of the film: “Hannah Arendt is a reporter for The New Yorker. After she attends the war crimes trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann, she daringly chronicles the Holocaust in a way no one has ever done before and her work instantly becomes a scandal. She begins getting attacked by almost everyone—family and friends included. What follows is Arendt’s struggle to suppress her own painful memories of the past and how exile begins to define and derail her life.”

You can watch the trailer here.

Related events:
“Eichmann in Jerusalem: Fifty Years Later,” 2013 Walker-Ames Lecture by Seyla Benhabib on Oct. 24
“The Dilemmas of Human Rights: Ideals and Illusions,” Philosophy Dept. Colloquium with Seyla Benhabib on Oct. 25