About The Ocean in a Thimble (Der Ozean im Fingerhut)

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The voices of four women who wrote between 1140 and 1943 come together in a visual and sonic feast for the senses. Cosmological images and the visionary writings of Hildegard of Bingen, Hadewijch, and Mechthild of Magdeburg, along with the WWII writings of Etty Hillesum, frame a dialogue about the soul, love, and the relationship between creator and creation. Directed by Hildegard Elisabeth Keller, professor and filmmaker in Germanic Studies and co-edited with Russell Sheaffer. Live Foley will be performed by sound effects artist Tony Brewer. In German with English subtitles. This screening is in connection with the Lilly Library exhibit “The Performative Book.” Director Hildegard Keller is scheduled to be present. (HD. Presentation)

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