Vita Activa - The Spirit of Hannah Arendt (DVD)

Directed by Ada Ushpiz

Year: 2015
Running Time: 132
UPC: 7 95975 11723 4
Color Type: Color and B&W
$29.99 $19.99 (33% off) Buy DVD
Only ships to US

Vita Activa - The Spirit of Hannah Arendt (DVD)

Crew
Directed by Ada Ushpiz

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. Through her books, which are still widely read and the recent release of Margarethe von Trotta's biopic Hannah Arendt (also a Zeitgeist Films release) there is renewed interest in Arendt throughout the world, especially among young people who find her insights into the nature of evil, totalitarianism, ideologies, and the perils faced by refugees, more relevant than ever.


DVD Extras Include:

DVD contains optional Hebrew subtitles and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.

CRITIC’S PICK. A vigorous and thoughtful new documentary… a broad and rich portrait of an intellectual... VITA ACTIVA, while it will surely satisfy and provoke students of 20th century intellectual history, feels more urgent than most documentaries of its kind… (and) includes some especially chilling implications for the current state of American politics.

Impressively researched. Succeeds in putting the most PROVOCATIVE, SALIENT, and DAMNING aspects of Arendt’s work into a lucid context.

OUTSTANDING. Wonderfully well done. Fluid and rich. This is heady stuff.

An EXCEPTIONALLY RICH, PROVOCATIVE, AND CLARIFYING documentary. FASCINATING AND COMPLEX. Filmmaker Ada Ushpiz does a WONDROUS job.

A MASTERPIECE of documentary filmmaking that delves deep.


To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.


Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 24 2018 at 5:07pm
RT' @NuartTheatre': We had such a wonderful time with' @Miss_GraceJones' and director #SophieFiennes on Friday night! Make sure you catch #Bloo…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 24 2018 at 5:07pm
RT' @musicboxtheatre': Hey Chicago, GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI opens this Friday at the Music Box! Showtimes & Advance Tickets: https:/…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 24 2018 at 5:07pm
RT' @ArmandoDMunoz': Grace Jones on stage with Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami director Sophie Fiennes. Another unforgettable Friday night a…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 24 2018 at 5:07pm
RT' @latimesmovies': From oysters to hula hoops, the fantastic worlds of 'Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami'' https://t.co/TPzdeZDVtM'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 24 2018 at 5:07pm
RT' @musicboxtheatre': Need another reason to see GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI at the Music Box? Here is Grace Jones at the London premie…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 24 2018 at 5:07pm
RT' @pitchfork': '.@JanelleMonae' owes her success to Office Depot and Top Ramen' https://t.co/LZX4QjhUoP'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 24 2018 at 5:07pm
RT' @IndieFocus': "I'm flexible within the world of art. I see art in everything." Grace Jones & Sophie Fiennes on GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AN…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 24 2018 at 5:04pm
RT' @zeitgeistfilms': BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY is out today on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD! If you didn't catch this wonderful doc in theate…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 24 2018 at 10:48am
RT' @sxsw': In one of his final roles, Anton Yelchin stars with Lucie Lucas as fleeting lovers in this gorgeous film, steeped in melancholy a…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 23 2018 at 6:50pm
RT' @SBIFF': UPCOMING FILM HIGHLIGHT Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami May 4 - 10 experience this electrifying film with concert performances…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018

Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing rodrigo@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
email: edu@kinolorber.com