Olympia: the film of the XI Olympic Games, Berlin 1935. - [Parts I and II]

Germany, 1936

Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

A two part record of the controversial 1936 Berlin Olympics. Part 1 contains a stylised glorification of ancient Greece, the carrying of the Olympic torch to Berlin, and the opening ceremony. Part 2 opens with scenes of athletes training and relaxing at the Olympic Village. Sporting events covered are swimming, athletics and diving, gymnastics, riding, rowing, cycling, yachting, shooting, hockey, polo and soccer. Intended as a glorification of the Nazi Regime.

Content notification

Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.

Learn more about our collection and our collection policy here. If you come across harmful content on our website that you would like to report, let us know.

How to watch

This work has not been digitised and is currently unavailable to view online. It may be possible for approved reseachers to view onsite at ACMI.

Learn more about accessing our collection


In ACMI's collection



Leni Riefenstahl



Production places
Production dates

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/75993--olympia-the-film-of-the-xi-olympic-games-berlin-1935-parts-i-and-ii/ |title=Olympia: the film of the XI Olympic Games, Berlin 1935. - [Parts I and II] |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=18 May 2024 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}