Trailer for Herzog Doc '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.