Vita Activa, The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

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Vita Activa, The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

A personal spiritual biography of the Jewish philosopher, Hannah Arendt, who coined the controversial phrase “The Banality of Evil,” in her book Eichmann in Jerusalem. The movie tracks the connections between her life story and her thinking, through rare archival footage demonstrating the Banality of Evil. Her Ideas on the nature of Evil, pluralism, Freedom, etc., are relevant today more than ever.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2015; Special Mention and Best Editing Award - Sole Luna Doc Film Festival, Palermo, Italy, 2015; Best Documentary Film Award - Santa Barbara International Film Festival, California, USA, 2016

Director: Ada Ushpiz

Producer: Ina Fichman, Ada Ushpiz

Production Company: AU Films, Intuitive Pictuers

Cinematographer: Itai Neeman, Philippe Lavalette, German Gutierrez

Editor: Hadas Ayalon

Soundtrack Editor: Michel Lambert

Original Soundtrack: John Wilson

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Chanel 8, SRC Canada, RTS, SVT, WDR/ARTE, Israeli Lottery, Claims.

Script: Ada Ushpiz

Distributor: Go2Films

Subtitles: English, Hebrewv

Film Name in Hebrew: ויטה אקטיבה, ביוגרפיה רוחנית של חנה ארנדט

A personal spiritual biography of the Jewish philosopher, Hannah Arendt, who coined the controversial phrase “The Banality of Evil,” in her book Eichmann in Jerusalem. The movie tracks the connections between her life story and her thinking, through rare archival footage demonstrating the Banality of Evil. Her Ideas on the nature of Evil, pluralism, Freedom, etc., are relevant today more than ever.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2015; Special Mention and Best Editing Award - Sole Luna Doc Film Festival, Palermo, Italy, 2015; Best Documentary Film Award - Santa Barbara International Film Festival, California, USA, 2016

Director: Ada Ushpiz

Producer: Ina Fichman, Ada Ushpiz

Production Company: AU Films, Intuitive Pictuers

Cinematographer: Itai Neeman, Philippe Lavalette, German Gutierrez

Editor: Hadas Ayalon

Soundtrack Editor: Michel Lambert

Original Soundtrack: John Wilson

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Chanel 8, SRC Canada, RTS, SVT, WDR/ARTE, Israeli Lottery, Claims.

Script: Ada Ushpiz

Distributor: Go2Films

Subtitles: English, Hebrewv

Film Name in Hebrew: ויטה אקטיבה, ביוגרפיה רוחנית של חנה ארנדט

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