Trailer for Herzog Doc 'Lo & Behold, Reveries of the Connected World'

January 3, 2016
Source: The Film Stage

Lo & Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

"This is an extraordinary moment in the life of human beings." The most recent feature documentary made by iconic German filmmaker Werner Herzog was Into the Abyss (and Cave of Forgotten Dreams before that), nearly 5 years ago, and he's back with another one about the people of this world. This time he is examining the internet, and the "Reveries of the Connected World" (as well as the troubles it can bring) in a documentary called Lo and Behold. The doc will premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in a few weeks, and the first trailer has arrived online to give us an early peek. I'm fascinated by this already and I'm looking forward to seeing what Herzog has to say about the internet and the way it connects all of us. Enjoy!

The trailer for Werner Herzog's Lo & Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, via The Film Stage:

Description from the Sundance 2016 guide: "Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence. From the brilliant mind of Werner Herzog comes his newest vehicle for exploration, a playful yet chilling examination of our rapidly interconnecting online lives. Herzog documents a treasure trove of interviews of strange and beguiling individuals—ranging from Internet pioneers to victims of wireless radiation, whose anecdotes and reflections weave together a complex portrait of our brave new world. Herzog describes the Internet as 'one of the biggest revolutions we as humans are experiencing,' and yet he tempers this enthusiasm with horror stories from victims of online harassment and Internet addiction." Herzog's latest doc will premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, with no release date info available just yet. Stay tuned for more updates.

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  • I worry that humanity could take a massive step backwards when the ability to keep the internet running stops. All the memes that will be lost.
    I sometimes talk to my dad about when he was growing up without electronics. It sounds nice, sometimes.
  • TheOct8pus
    Herzog takes the complexities of German philosophy and translates them for the whole world to understand. I love this guy.
    • Terry Craig
      I didn't know there was a single German philosophy
      • TheOct8pus
        While there is no single German philosophy per se, there is a very German ethos that has been canonized by the great German philosophers like Nietzche, Engels, Kant, Kafka, Goethe, Marx etc... not to say these dudes all share the same philosophy, but they do share the passion for free thought, through a very organized, "truth"-based method.... like Herzog
        • capitandelespacio
          That's racist.
          • shiboleth
            Oh, come on, don't be childish, this is not racist. It's nationalistic at best. But it's not even that since something like Classic German Idealism is just called that way but it is also very heavily influenced by many others outside of so called the German line of thought (in times when Germany still didn't exist as a single united country). Today, that German line of philosophizing is universal heritage of all humans. Just like Hollywood. You're not saying that there's nothing American about it and also at the same time that it is not global cultural asset of every movie lover?
          • capitandelespacio
            LOL I was just teasing our good friend. I totally got what he meant.
          • shiboleth
            And I spoiled the party. Soooorryyyyyyyyy ...
          • capitandelespacio
            And, for the record, I can't avoid been childish.
          • shiboleth
            Glad to hear there's something good about the whole thing. Cheers ...
      • capitandelespacio
        They are all taken, no singles.
  • Terry Craig
    I really wonder how different I'd be personally, without the internet. Not much, I want to believe, but I don't know. I guess probably somewhat more socially active, but also less educated.
  • shiboleth
    Interesting and needed ...




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