AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


CRITICAL WOMEN HEADLINES

5/6/09

Jerichow: Black Cloud Rising

Director: Christian Petzold

Cast:
Benno Fürmann ... Thomas
Nina Hoss ... Laura
Hilmi Sözer ... Ali Özkan


Although many Americans live with the guilt or jubilation from the dropping of the Hiroshima bomb that resulted in an en masse destruction of civilian life, Jerichow brings that event into clear focus with the use of three characters, (two men and a woman) moving slowly into the depth of their lives, with their progressive almost predictable interactions.

At its core Jerichow is an achievement of the impossible: to bring world level events of War, of the incrediants of climate change into the human everyday experience of ordinary people. This film, like none I have ever seen, talks to me about the world of destruction, of the black cloud that is us and also hovers over us, whether we see it or not.

Jerichow isn't for everyone but everyone who sees it will applaud it as one of the great moments in film.

Opens May 15, 2009 in New York City: Fim Forum

German subtitles

Linda Z
WBAI Women's Collective

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