Film Screening and Discussion: Hannah Arendt and the limits of ethnic solidarity

6:30 pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
COM 209
of Margarete von Trotta’s film on Hannah Arendt whose book on Eichmann in Jerusalem (On the Banality of Evil) rubbed many people the wrong way. In a spellbinding performance, Hanna Sukowa brings to life a heroic intellectual who refuses you allow her vision to be blurred by considerations of ethnic solidarity, raising the question whether it is always the right thing to speak the truth as one sees it. Followed by a discussion with BU faculty Abigail Gillman (MLCL), Deeana Klepper (RN/HI), and Pnina Lahav (LAW). (Kosher pizza will be provided.)