Film-maker Leni Riefenstahl Dies

Controversial film-maker Leni Riefenstahl, who made the Nazi propaganda film Triumph of the Will, has died aged 101. | Riefenstahl became a favourite of German dictator Adolf Hitler in the 1930s, making films for his fascist regime. | Her most famous work was Triumph of the Will, a propaganda film showing a Nazi rally in Nuremberg in 1934. —The Beeb
Film-maker Leni Riefenstahl Dies (BBC)

Riefenstahl’s epic documentaries heavily influenced the genre, though her association with Hitler seems to have hurt her ability to get film work after the war. She was never a member of the Nazi party, and repeatedly insisted that her work honestly told the truth as it appeared to her in the 1930s.