MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2017

Starr Forum presents: "White Ribbon"

John Tirman, Executive Director, Center for International Studies

Jan/13 Fri 12:00PM-02:30PM E15-070, Bartos Theater

Enrollment: Limited: First come, first served (no advance sign-up)

The White Ribbon is a 2009 black-and-white German-language drama film written and directed by Michael Haneke.  It darkly depicts society and family in a northern German village just before World War I and, according to Haneke, "is about the roots of evil. Whether it’s religious or political terrorism, it’s the same thing."

The film premiered at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival in May 2009 where it won the Palme d'Or, followed by positive reviews and several other major awards, including the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film also received two nominations at the 82nd Academy Awards in 2009: Best Foreign Language Film (representing Germany) and Best Cinematography (Christian Berger).

2h 24min


Sponsor(s): MIT Germany Program, CIS, MIT France Program, Center for International Studies
Contact: Michelle Nhuch,