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Philosophy in the cinema

On Wednesday, 13 November 2013 at 7.30 p.m., the IWE-HSG will host a public discussion about “State, Security – State Security” in the film "Das Leben der Anderen". Philosophy lecturer Dr. Martin Booms will conduct a discussion with the audience at Kinok in the Lokremise.<br/>


6 November 2013. The “Philosophy in the cinema” series is organised by the Bonn Academy for Social Ethics and Public Culture (ask). In St.Gallen, the film evening will take place in cooperation with the Institute for Business Ethics and the Kinok in the Lokremise. Martin Booms is Director of the Bonn Academy for Social Ethics and Public Culture and Lecturer in Critical Thinking at the HSG. The film evening is open to the public, regular rates apply.

The lives of the others
The film "Das Leben der Anderen" describes the self-conception and methods of State Security in the GDR of the 1980s. The Stasi member Gerd Wiesler shadows the artist Georg Dreyman. The surveillance operation has consequences for both men: the Stasi spy gradually starts to protect his surveillance victim, who increasingly turns from being a state artist who toes the party line into a critic of the system.

Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s (d) Film has earned numerous national and international awards, among them the 2006 German and European Film Prizes and the 2007 Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film.

Picture: Photocase / Calmate

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