YouTube ski clip of the week: 1926 German silent film “The Holy Mountain”

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on October 15, 2009 1:53 pm

The clip comes from “Der heilige Berg” (The Holy Mountain) and stars Leni Riefenstahl in her first onscreen appearance.  Riefenstahl would later become infamous for making Nazi propaganda films for Hitler, including Triumph of the Will.  Despite her associations with Hitler, The Economist would proclaim that Riefenstahl was the greatest female filmmaker of the 20th century.

An acclaimed documentary, The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl, was released in 1993 and covers the complex issues of artistic achievement from a Nazi propagandist.

 

 

 

 

 

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