Three Films on Philosophers at NUI Galway


The Huston School of Film & Digital Media and the Discipline of Philosophy present a series of three films on philosophers and their ideas.


5.30pm Tuesday 16th September, Main Room, Huston School, NUI Galway.

HANNAH ARENDT (Margarethe von Trotta, 2012)

A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem and articulated the concept of the “banality of evil”.





5.30pm Tuesday 23rd September, Main Room, Huston School, NUI Galway.

WITTGENSTEIN (Derek Jarman, 1993)

An imaginative dramatization of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the nature and limits of language.





5.30pm Tuesday 7th October, Main Room, Huston School, NUI Galway.

AGORA (Alejandro Amenábar, 2009)

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the female philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria. Hypatia defends philosophical thinking in the face of growing ethnic strife and the storms of fanaticism in the last days of the Roman empire.



Amnesty International Galway and the Huston School of Film & Digital Media screen ‘Apples of the Golan’

The film is about life in Israeli-Occupied Syria know as the Golan Heights, it tells the story of the people of one of the remaining villages, Majdal Shams, and their struggle for survival. Their groves of apple trees root them to the land; they will not be moved.
The screening will be followed by a public Q&A with the film’s directors Keith Walsh and Jill Beardsworth.
Admission: FREE
Huston School screening room Wednesday September 26th at 19.00


Read Film Ireland‘s coverage of Apples of the Golan from this year’s JDIFF festival


Huston School at African Film Festival

Rod Stoneman and James Finlan of NUI Galway’s Huston School of Film & Digital Media have travelled to Western Africa for the continent’s largest film festival, FESPACO. Held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the film festival first started 40 years ago and has evolved into an internationally renowned event.

The team from NUI Galway will continue a long-standing collaboration with the Imagine Film School in Ouagadougou, by running a newsreel workshop for its students. The resulting newsreels will be shown on television and in cinemas throughout Ouagadougou as part of the festival, which runs 28th February–7th March.

For further information about the festival, please visit