Triumph of the Will

Triumph of the Will is a 1935 German Nazi propaganda film directed, produced, edited and co-written by Leni Riefenstahl. Adolf Hitler commissioned the film and served as an unofficial executive producer; his name appears in the opening titles. It chronicles the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg, which was attended by more than 700,000 Nazi supporters. The film contains excerpts of speeches given by Nazi leaders at the Congress, including Hitler, Rudolf Hess and Julius Streicher, interspersed with footage of massed Sturmabteilung (SA) and Schutzstaffel (SS) troops and public reaction. Its overriding theme is the return of Germany as a great power with Hitler as its leader. The film was produced after the Night of the Long Knives, and many formerly prominent SA members are absent.

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    contentLocation Berlin
    director Leni Riefenstahl
    editor Leni Riefenstahl
    events Nuremberg Rally
    genre action historical
    musicBy Herbert Windt
    producer Leni Riefenstahl
    productionCompany Reichsparteitag-Film
    publisher UFA GmbH
    recordedAt Nuremberg
    theme documentary propaganda