by James T. HONG
2006 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 18' 00
Die Entnazifizierung des MH (The Denazification of MH) is an experimental, philosophical documentary which explores the denazification proceedings of world-renowned and infamous German philosopher Martin Heidegger (1889-1976). Shot entirely in or near the German Black Forest where Heidegger lived and worked, The Denazification of MH portrays and interprets Heidegger's refusal to honestly confront and his reluctance to publicly apologize for his active role in the Nazi party. By utilizing 50 year-old recordings of Heidegger and a single quote from the Greek Pre-Socratic philosopher, Heraclitus, The Denazification of MH depicts Heidegger's own philosophical interpretation of his Nazi involvement and his belief in the power of interpretation (hermeneutics), the Western philosophical tradition, and words.
|distribution format||Mini DV (PAL)|
|screen||4/3 (single screen)|
|translation||English (Embedded subtitles)|
|rental fee||57,00 €|