When Leni Riefenstahl was in her early sixties, she began voyaging frequently to the African continent, where she has worked on various film and photography projects over the last half century. Her favorite destination was in Sudan, where she lived with and photographed the Nuba tribes people, learning their language and becoming their friend.
The Nuba were a loving and peaceful people who welcomed Riefenstahl as one of their own. Riefenstahl remembers her experiences in Africa as the happiest moments in her life. Her beautiful, skilled photographs of the Nuba, as well as of the Dinka, Shilluk, Masai, and other tribes represent a landmark in the extraordinary career of the 20th century's most unforgettable artistic pioneer.