As part of the CALA Spring 2019 Film Series “Crime and Punishment Around the World: Incarceration on Film,” the NYU Center for Applied Liberal Arts and Deutsches Haus at NYU present a screening of the German film "Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage" (2005), directed by Marc Rothemund and starring Julia Jentsch. The film is a dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose. The film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 78th Academy Awards and won the Silver Prize as Best Film at the German Film Awards in 2005.
About the series:
The notion of crime as an illegal act that is punishable by a government authority implies a clear differentiation between right and wrong. Mass incarceration further symbolizes the concept that a physical space drawn in bars and walls can impose a simple order onto a world that defies borders and neat categories. The purpose of punishment is to avenge, to incapacitate, and to deter, but does it work? Is justice served more than it is not? And might the abuses of mass incarceration be inherent to its practice? This series of international films takes a closer look at different interpretations of crime and punishment and what they say about a country’s values, collective identities, and understanding of history.
With RSVP, this event is free of charge. If you would like to attend, please register here. As space at Deutsches Haus at NYU is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event. Thank you.