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Olympia – documentary film of the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin

April 1st, 2021 · No Comments · Major Events, Olympic Games

Olympia – the epic film of the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, was the first documentary feature film of the Olympic Games ever made and remains one of the greatest sports films of all time. The film was directed by Leni Riefenstahl, one of Hitler’s golden girls, but you need to look past the Nazi propaganda subtext and enjoy the Olympics action in all its glory. The film was released in two parts: Olympia 1. Teil — Fest der Völker (Festival of Nations) and Olympia 2. Teil — Fest der Schönheit (Festival of Beauty). Here are the German versions of the film, and for those who do not understand the Germann language, it can still be appreciated for the beauty of the cinematography, which was groundbreaking in many ways. See more Olympic Art Projects

Olympia 1. Teil — Fest der Völker (Festival of Nations)

A better quality recording can be found here

Olympia 2. Teil — Fest der Schönheit (Festival of Beauty).

a better quality recording can be found here.

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