If you haven't already read The Boys in the Boat, I highly recommend it. Rumor has it that a movie is in the works, to be directed by Kenneth Branagh. The official German footage of the race was directed by Adolf Hitler's favorite director, Leni Riefenstahl, as part of what was to become the documentary of the games, Olympia. Riefenstahl was the first director to use slow-motion and tracking (i.e., the use of multiple cameras moving alongside, or "tracking," the action) in a documentary - techniques now taken for granted and even expected. Although originally intended to be a propaganda film designed to showcase the dominance of the Thousand Year Reich, Germany's hoped-for dominance of amateur sports on the world's greatest stage was upended by the performances of Jesse Owens and the US eight-oared shell.