Triumph of the Will


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PrintPresident's Choice

Triumph of the Will

  • 1935
  • Directed By: Leni Riefenstahl
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 111 Minutes
  1. Monday, August 26, 2013 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Triumph of the Will
The most famous propaganda film of all time, Leni Riefenstahl‘s chilling documentary of the Nazi Party Congress in 1934 Nuremberg helps one understand the Party’s influence and how Germany fell under Adolf Hitler’s spell. Hitler served as Executive Producer and his personal architect designed the Rally’s sets and managed much of the production, creating spectacle ripe for propaganda footage. As film critic Frank P. Tomasulo stated, “Hitler is cast as a veritable German Messiah who will save the nation, if only the citizenry will put its destiny in his hands.” In German language with English subtitles. (16mm presentation)

This screening is part of the President's Choice Film Series: The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.