Why We Fight: Divide and Conquer

Screening on Film
Directed by Frank Capra.
US, 1943, 35mm, black & white, 57 min.

During World War II, the US Army commissioned a series of propaganda films from notable directors including Frank Capra and John Huston. The films in Capra’s Why We Fight series are of particular interest for their adept use of found footage in forging a coherent narrative account of the war. Divide and Conquer documents Germany’s conquest of France and features footage also used in Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will.

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