Documentary filmmaker Erwin Leiser, a refugee from the Nazi regime, has specialized in examining the rise of Hitler and the period of the Third Reich. In Germany Awake (the ironic title was a popular Nazi rallying cry) his subject is the cinema of the Third Reich, and specifically the dissemination of Nazi propaganda in the feature fiction films of that period.
Excerpts include: Bismark, Venus on Trial, Victory in the West, Jud Suss, I Accuse!, The Rothchilds, and The Great King.
West Germany, 1968, 90 minutes, B&W
German with English narration and subtitles
Directed by Erwin Leiser
Public Exhibition 16mm available