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Human Rights Film Series - Hannah Arendt

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd Center Konover Auditorium

Human Rights Film Series 2013-14

Aftermath: Human Rights and the Consequences of War

February 19, 2014

This film narrates the life of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist, Hannah Arendt, whose reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker introduced the concept of the "Banality of Evil." Footage from the Eichmann trial and narrative of Arendt's life allows the filmmaker to turn the "often invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema."

The film will be introduced by Dr. Serena Parekh (Northeastern University), who has written extensively on Hannah Arendt's writings and influence within human rights.

http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/film.php?directoryname=hannaharendt&mode=synopsis

To request reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities please contact Nicole White.

Admission Fee: none

Contact:

Nicole White student1961@ad.uconn.edu

Human Rights Institute

Human Rights Institute (primary), Literatures, Cultures and Languages, Office of Global Affairs, Philosophy Department

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