Arts: The Past Is Another Country ; Fascist Apologist, Narcissist or Committed Artist? Whatever the Truth, Leni Riefenstahl, at 98, Is Returning to the Sudan to Revisit `Her' Nuba. by Julie Flint
Flint, Julie, The Independent (London, England)
Leni Riefenstahl, still travelling after all these years, is turning the clock back almost half a century in an attempt to revisit the Mesakin Nuba of Sudan, the African people among whom she made her home at the start of a lifelong battle to overcome her reputation as a Nazi apologist - a shadow so dark, she has said, that death will be "a blessed release".
Two years short of her 100th birthday, Riefenstahl wants to see for herself what war has done to "her" Nuba, a cluster of tribes on the great African divide between the Islamic north and tribal south. While the woman who was Hitler's favourite photographer has been reinventing herself yet again, as an underwater …
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Publication information: Article title: Arts: The Past Is Another Country ; Fascist Apologist, Narcissist or Committed Artist? Whatever the Truth, Leni Riefenstahl, at 98, Is Returning to the Sudan to Revisit `Her' Nuba. by Julie Flint. Contributors: Flint, Julie - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: February 5, 2000. Page number: 8. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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