Camera Three

Season 18 Episode 23

Leni Riefenstahl [Part I]

Aired Sunday 11:30 AM Apr 01, 1973 on CBS
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Leni Riefenstahl [Part I]
A profile of Leni Riefenstahl, a documentarian and one-time propagandist for the Nazis. In the first of two shows, she reflects on the making of "Triumph of the Will" (1934), her record of a massive rally for Hitler at Nuremberg; and looks back on her early career. Clips from Riefenstahl's films are shown. Leni Riefenstahl, controversial filmmaker and actress, best known in this country for her documentary study of the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin and censured the world over tor her film on Hitler's National Socialist rally in Nuremberg in 1934, is the subject of a two-part study beginning today on Camara Three. Both programs offer a review of her work as an actress in the 1920s, as a brilliant maker of documentary films and an interview by writer Stephan Chodorov filmed in Munich.moreless

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