Re: Triumph of the Will - Public Performance Rights?

Jessica Rosner (
Thu, 13 Feb 2003 11:51:35 -0800 (PST)

Well TRIUMPH is actually one of the MOST interesting cases involving PPR
When GATT went into effect the Congress ADDED a rider EXLUDING the Nazi
films but it was oddly complicated and more or described them as
government productions from Germany between 1933- 1945. However the German's
have set up a quasi PRIVATE company which claims rights to the films
However in the case of TRIUMPH OF THE WILL in particular I think it
VERY unlikely anyone would have the gall to enforce it. I know several
archives and companies who as matter of morality refuse to abide by
any claims on this film. Leni Reifenstahl DOES receive the royalties
per her claims on the film.

I should mention in fairness that she would also potentially receive
some monies from Kino's documentary on her as all the clips were licensed.

Doubt this helps

Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: Sarah Andrews <> > Reply-To: > Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 11:09:19 -0800 (PST) > To: Multiple recipients of list <> > Subject: Re: Triumph of the Will - Public Performance Rights? > > I agree with your decision. > > What I would recommend that he do (although it is probably too late for > this film) is collect the email addresses of all the students in the course > and set up a distribution list for announcements such as these. > > Sarah Andrews > University of Iowa Libraries > > > > > At 12:50 PM 2/13/2003, you wrote: >> A professor has asked me to post an e-mail on our all-students listserv, to >> let the students in his course know that there are 3 showings of "Triumph >> of the Will" scheduled in the next few days, and that they are required to >> view the film at any one of those times. >> >> Sending a message to our whole student body is what I consider >> "advertising." I rather doubt that this 1934 film is in the public domain, >> so I will not do as he has asked until I am absolutely sure of the film's >> status. >> >> Can anyone tell me? Thanks in advance. >> Marilyn Huntley >> >> >> ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ >> Marilyn B. Huntley, Audiovisual Assistant >> (Film Scheduling & Rentals) >> Audiovisual Classrm Svcs, 408 C. A. Johnson Hall >> Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Rd, Clinton NY 13323 >> Phone 315-859-4120; Fax 315-859-4687 > >