Saturday, March 10, 2018


Triumph of the Will

Triumph of the Will was conceived of as a lasting document, and it certainly has become one. Director, Leni Riefenstahl's images continue to have a powerful impact to this day. Excerpts and stills from Triumph of the Will are shown again and again to show the relationship between Hitler and the Germans."-Karin Wieland, Dietrich & Riefenstahl, Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century of Two Lives.

Leni Riefensthal's documentary Triumph of the Will was commissioned by the Nazi Party and filmed at the Nazi Party Congress in Nuremburg and included excerpts of speeches from high ranking Nazi officials as well as showing off the power of the Third Reich and how the people so gleefully (at least that's the way it was presented) accepted them. Understanding that Triumph of the Will is a propaganda piece, the film still is a record to a horrifying moment in time that needs to be seen.-Chris Cox, 1001: A Film Odyssey

1 comment:

  1. The Nuremburg event if from a time where the Nazi's were all talk and before all the horrors that followed. In that sense it is quite comparable to other populists and seeing this is a warning to us to watch out and be careful. Essential viewing. Scary and real.