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Triumph Of The Will

Leni Riefenstahl’s controversial film of the Sixth Nazi Party Congress at Nuremberg (1934) is considered by many to be the greatest propaganda documentary ever filmed. It provides a fascinating psychological study of the Nazi leaders in action. Told visually with little dialogue; speeches by Hitler and others are in German with English subtitles. Caution from the Coordinator of Educational Outreach: Though often recommended for Junior/Middle school level, the effectiveness of this brilliant film in projecting Nazi racism and the Cult of Hitler makes it a potentially dangerous film. It is recommended that teachers often stop the film to illustrate how the film is made (camera angles) and that, at its making, the Nazi Party was not the only political force in Germany. It is a propaganda film. (HS+). B/W. (110 min.)

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