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Leni Riefenstahl

Age: 101

German documentary filmmaker widely praised for her innovative techniques and vilified for her role as a Nazi propagandist. In her 1935 film Triumph of the Will, she chronicled a huge Nazi rally at Nuremberg. The film led to 1938's Olympia, a two-part documentary about the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Her later works include documentaries and photography books about the Nuba of southern Sudan.

Died: Pöcking, Germany, Sept. 8, 2003

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