Triumph of the Will is an interesting documentary about Hitler and very powerful also. The documentary seemed like propaganda and looked like Hitler was being portrayed as a great leader and showed the people excited about the fact that he was going to lead them in the right direction. It’s somewhat disturbing how the film portrays an evil political figure in a beautiful way where he is idolized by thousands of people. Political propaganda seems to be the main objective of the documentary where is shows little kids to grown adults listening and trusting a questionable new leader. It feels that the ethical question about this film is if films can be used make someone considered evil and dangerous look trusting and deserving of trust and loyalty. This film seems like an ethical issue now, but perhaps at the time of its release could have been taken for a regular film. It also seemed that the event was somewhat planned which makes it further look like propaganda. The film is considered to be very great technically and innovative, but that is overshadowed by the glorification of Hitler and the Nazi party. The film included large amounts of soldiers to possibly show the public that they are a great power in Europe. The one nation that Hitler was talking about sounded like a subtle way in winning over the hearts of people that weren’t so sure about him being the Leader of their nation. Overall, I think the film raised many ethical issues which overshadowed the great filming techniques used.
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