Das Zentrum Film Night "Hannah Arendt: Her Thinking Changed the World"

04 Sep 2020

Das Zentrum and the Goethe Institut present a film of the life of German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist, Hannah Arendt.


Location: 'Das Zentrum' - Griffin Centre Level 1, Room 1.03 20 Genge Street, Canberra 2601  (see note below - RSVP via Eventbrite is required due to limited numbers)


Date:  Friday, 4 September 2020


Time: 7pm - 9pm

Altersfreigabe: FSK 6 


This film screening is supported through the Goethe Institute Collection provided through the National Film and Sound Archive. Das Zentrum would like to thank the Goethe Institut Australia for their support of this film screening.


About this Event:  “Hannah Arendt: Her Thinking changed the World” is a 2012 German-Luxembourgish-French biographical drama film directed by Margarethe von Trotta and starring Barbara Sukowa. The film centres on the life of German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist, Hannah Arendt.


German director Margarethe von Trotta's film focusses on Arendt's response to the 1961 trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann, which she covered for The New Yorker. Her writing on the trial became controversial for its depiction of both Eichmann and the Jewish councils, and for its introduction of Arendt's now-famous concept of "the banality of evil". (Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannah_Arendt_(film))


The film has a mix of languages but is mostly in German. It has English subtitles.


RSVP via Eventbrite is necessary for attendees - please book here. These tickets are very few in number. If you find that you cannot attend please cancel your ticket(s) as early as possible to enable others to see the movie.


Covid-19 Precautions:

Please note that we will take all reasonable care to ensure your safety. We will abide by all the COVID-19 restrictions current in the ACT. The most important are:

• A minimum of 4sqm per person,

• Use the hand sanitiser we will provide and

• If you have any symptoms of Covid 19 at all, please don’t attend.

Also, as we will be together in the Das Zentrum room for almost two hours, we invite you please, if possible, to wear a protective mask.