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Triumph of the Will


110 minutes
Source: Social Studies School Service

Director Leni Riefenstahl was personally commissioned by Adolf Hitler to document the 1934 Nazi Party Congress rally in Nuremberg. She utilized 30 cameras to capture a multitude of images that were brilliantly edited with an imposing musical score, resulting in a dramatic play on the emotions of the German people. Triumph of the Will is associated with Nazi power more than any other film, and has been widely recognized as a "masterpiece" of propaganda. The significance of this film lies both in its powerful use of the film medium as well as in its message. (Available with or without subtitles.)

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