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People of Kau

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Leni Riefenstahl, one of the most outstanding film directors and documentary photographers of the 20th century, presents an extraordinary collection of images, accompanied by text, of the now extinct tribe of the Nuba of Kau. The Nuba were a passionate people, whose knife fights, dances of love, and elaborately painted bodies and faces are unequalled by any surviving race ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published July 15th 1997 by St. Martin's Press (first published October 1st 1976)
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This book contains some of the most beautiful photographs I have ever seen, and it is a tragedy it has now gone out of print. I don't believe that this book should fall into obscurity just because of Riefenstahl's past and the people she associated with. It still stands true that she was an incredibly talented woman, and this book shows that.
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Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" Riefenstahl (German pronunciation: [ˈʁiːfənʃtaːl]; 22 August 1902 – 8 September 2003) was a German film director, actress and dancer widely noted for her aesthetics and innovations as a filmmaker. Her most famous film was Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will), a propaganda film made at the 1934 Nuremberg congress of the Nazi Party. Riefenstahl's prominence in the Th ...more
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