The film spans 8 decades of Joseph Weizenbaum's life. It provides a stage for his humorous
narrative depicting a World of Yesterday while reflecting on the dawn of the computer age.
It follows 84-year-old Weizenbaum on some of his numerous public lessons, effortlessly
entertaining overcrowded lecture halls.
The old man is an up-to-date chronicler, a chief witness against militarism and the myths of technological progress, but he remains a modest, funny and most reflective story teller.
Press, Texts and transscriptions of the documentary film "Weizenbaum. Rebel at Work".
GER/AUT/USA 2006, 80 min., Silvia Holzinger and Peter Haas, IL MARE FILM
"Weizenbaum. Rebel at Work" was presented in more than 60 cities, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, in universities and at festivals, such as transmediale07, Berlin, Center of Media and Arts, Karlsruhe and Digital Art Weeks, ETH Zurich.
The documentary film received the Wolfgang-von-Kempelen-Award in 2007.
Cinemas can rent a German DCP or the international DCP with English subtitles and voice-over.