Vita Activa - The Spirit of Hannah Arendt Movie


Vita Activa - The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

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2016 | Documentary | 2hrs, 5m

A brand new documentary about one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century.

U.S. Release Date

Vita Activa - The Spirit of Hannah Arendt release date was Wednesday, April 6, 2016. This was a Limited in theaters release.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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Ina Fichman
Ada Ushpiz

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Ada Ushpiz


Ada Ushpiz


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English, German, English (subtitled), Hebrew


The German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt caused an 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 magazine. Her private life was no less controversial thanks to her early love affair with the renowned German philosopher and Nazi supporter Martin Heidegger. 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, as she wrote about the open wounds of modern times.
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