.As Ruttmann did not exhibit a social conscience in his early work, it is perhaps not surprising that, by the end of his life, he had been co-opted as a propagandist. An artist whose work was initially apolitical, Ruttmann neither protested nor went into exile with the advent of National Socialism. Instead, he conformed. His last documentaries were odes to Nazism and Germany's military might.
Berlin: die sinfonie der grosstadt (silent, 1927):
(also available at the Internet Archive)
Opus 1 2 3 4:
(also available at ubuweb)