The Wonderful, Horrible Life Of Leni Riefenstahl

There are two schools of thought on Leni Riefenstahl--the dominant one, following Siegfried Kracauer and Susan Sontag, sees her as a committed Nazi propagandist whose "fascist aesthetic" pervades all her work; the other, assiduously promoted by Riefenstahl herself, wants to redeem her as "pure" filmmaker, victim of circumstances, and feminist pioneer. more

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