Directed by Margarethe von Trotta, this visual essay explores a seminal moment in the life and career of German-American political philosopher Hannah Arendt when she covered the 1961 trial in Jerusalem of Adolph Eichmann for the role he played in the genocidal holocaust perpetrated against Jewish people and other despised minorities by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Hannah Arendt¬†screens tonight at the RPL theatre at 7 p.m. Here’s the trailer: