On January 29th, at 7 PM (room to be determined) renowned filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta, one of the leading filmmakers in Germany, and considered by many people to be the most important living female filmmaker in the world, will come to YU for a viewing and a discussion of her newest movie, “Hannah Arendt” (2012). We expect it to be a truly remarkable event. In 2012, von Trotta received the Leo Baeck Medal, given for special efforts in facilitating dialogue between Germany and the Jewish people, by the Center for Jewish History for her “trilogy” of movies on Jews and Germans. We are sure the event will be an enlightening opportunity to meet one of today’s preeminent female directors. She will be joined by Pamela Katz, a film professor at the Tisch School for the Arts at NYU, and co-writer of the screenplay for “Hannah Arendt”.

Join the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program and the S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program for what is sure to be an event to remember.

In the meanwhile, the link below contains the acceptance speech Ms. von Trotta gave when she received the Leo Baeck Medal. We hope this serves as an introduction to her work. Enjoy!

Rede Leo Baeck auf englisch[1]


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