Releasing at August 13, 2021 in theaters and on digital
The Meaning of Hitler is documentary film directed by Petra Epperlein & Michael Tucker and written by Michael Tucker & Sebastian Haffner. The film stars Matilda Tucker, David Irving, Deborah Lipstadt, Martin Amis, Yehuda Bauer, Richard Evans and Saul Friedländer. The film primiered at November 11, 2020 on DOC NYC.
The Meaning of Hitler is a provocative interrogation of our culture’s fascination with Hitler and Nazism set against the backdrop of the current rise of white supremacy, the normalization of antisemitism and the weaponization of history itself. Shot in nine countries, the film traces Hitler’s movements, his rise to power and the scenes of his crimes as historians and writers, including Deborah Lipstadt, Martin Amis, Sir Richard Evans, Saul Friedlander, Yehuda Bauer, and famed Nazi hunters Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, weigh in on the lasting impact of his virulent ideology. As fears of authoritarianism and fascism now abound, the film explores the myths and misconceptions of our understanding of the past, and the difficult process of coming to terms with it at a time in our history when it seems more urgent than ever.
Directors: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker
Writer: Michael Tucker, Sebastian Haffner (book)
Stars: Matilda Tucker, David Irving, Deborah Lipstadt, Martin Amis, Yehuda Bauer, Richard Evans, Saul Friedländer
|Martin Amis||Serge Klarsfeld|
|Yehuda Bauer||Deborah Lipstadt|
|Richard Evans||Francine Prose|
|Saul Friedländer||Klaus Theweleit|
|David Irving||Matilda Tucker (narrator)|