Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will)
1935, Germany, Leni Riefenstahl, 110 min.
"Possibly the most powerful propaganda film ever made, Triumph of the Will is also, in retrospect, one of the most horrifying." - NY Times
Riefenstahl's use of 30 cameras and 120 assistants to capture the ability of the Nazi propaganda machine to use crowd psychology as well as Hitler's personal capacity to gather and sway the populace.
Introduced by Professor of Film & Video Dave Davidson
Award-winning documentary filmmaker and media educator Dave Davidson completed his latest documentary, "A Place Out of Time - The Bordentown School" in 2010. Broadcast nationally on PBS, the NY Times said, "You could listen to a lot of dry lectures by a lot of windy history professors and still not learn as much about race issues in the century after the Civil War as you do in "A Place Out of Time"". Davidson is currently completing season two of "Michael Feinstein's American Songbook" for PBS as Co-Producer and Director of Photography. He is the Founding Director of the MFA in Media Arts program at City College. He will be present to introduce Riefenstahl's hauntingly glorifying film.
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