Triumph of the Will (Triumph des Willens)

  • 1934 ----- b & w ----- 108 min ----- vhs///
  • It was Hitler himself who commissioned Leni Riefenstahl to produce a record of the Sixth Annual Party Congress in Nuremberg. Placing 30 cameras and a staff of 120 at her disposal, Hitler and Goebbels staged the most spectacular propaganda rally the world had ever seen. It was a gigantic extravaganza involving the efforts of hundreds of thousands of people. This two hour expression of fanatical devotion to the fuehrer principle is a unique historical record which perhaps more than any other document of the time exposes the psychology of the Third Reich. (In German with English subtitles)
  • Topics: (Europe, Germanics, History: European, Motion Pictures: Features, Political Science: European, War and Peace)