Being 97

USA | 2018 | 18 min • Documentary Short
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Prosecuting Evil
Harkins Sedona 6 - Theatre 5 Sun, Feb 24 4:15 PM
Barry Avrich’s gripping new documentary tells the fascinating story of Ben Ferencz — the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor and lifelong advocate of “law not war.” After witnessing Nazi concentration camps shortly after liberation, Ferencz became lead prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen case at Nuremberg, which has been called the biggest murder trial in history. He was 27 years old and it was his first trial. All 22 Nazi officials tried for murdering over a million people were convicted. Ferencz went on to advocate for restitution for Jewish victims of the Holocaust and later for the establishment of the International Criminal Court. His fight for justice for victims of atrocity crimes continues today.
Prosecuting Evil
Harkins Sedona 6 - Theatre 6 Wed, Feb 27 7:20 PM
Barry Avrich’s gripping new documentary tells the fascinating story of Ben Ferencz — the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor and lifelong advocate of “law not war.” After witnessing Nazi concentration camps shortly after liberation, Ferencz became lead prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen case at Nuremberg, which has been called the biggest murder trial in history. He was 27 years old and it was his first trial. All 22 Nazi officials tried for murdering over a million people were convicted. Ferencz went on to advocate for restitution for Jewish victims of the Holocaust and later for the establishment of the International Criminal Court. His fight for justice for victims of atrocity crimes continues today.
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Short
Release Year:2018
Run Time:18
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Andrew Hasse
Producer(s):Andrew Hasse
Megan Brooks

Description

As a 97-year-old philosopher faces the end of his life, he discovers that much of his thinking about meaning and mortality might be wrong. Dr. Herbert Fingarette is a philosopher who's tackled many topics: Confucius, psychoanalysis, alcoholism, self deception, responsibility, death. In each case, he thought he'd 'solved the problem'. Now, he's grappling with a question that can't be answered: what is the meaning of life in the shadow of impending death?

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