DVD presentation : Krieg der Bilder – Der Erste Weltkrieg im Film
World War I was the first war in history to be extensively filmed and covered by the media. The three-part DVD series Krieg der Bilder looks critically at the audiovisual propaganda of the Great War from various angles, with the inclusion of hitherto unpublished film material.
The documentary compiled by ORF journalist Günter Kaindlstorfer is devoted to the story of the propaganda machinery. Who was responsible for the productions? What purposes were the films intended to fulfill? Were events manipulated and distorted? Renowned Austrian and international historians address these and other questions.