Discovering a brilliant personality of the 20th century: Bertha Helene Amalie Riefenstahl, artist, dancer, actress, filmmaker and photographer.
Bertha Helene Amalie Riefenstahl was an artist, dancer, actress and, starting in 1932, a filmmaker admired by Hitler. During the postwar years she was an outcast due to her presumed association with the Nazi party; she spent time in prison camps and mental hospitals, and her property was confiscated. In 1949 she was officially acquitted of these charges. In 1956 she went to Africa, discovering a vocation for photography, and began a new career that still completely absorbs her today. This volume presents, for the first time in Italy, the entire artistic path of this extraordinary woman: the energy, vitality, enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity. Through about 100 photographs from her films and reportages, and a series of her writings, the book helps readers to discover a brilliant personality of the 20th century.