In Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, the Oscar-nominated Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works – from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.
We weigh-in on Werner’s new doc in our October film podcast. Listen to our review from 2.48…
Short film screening alongside this feature film: The Orange Tree
In the form of an observational, reflexive documentary this short film spends time with independent volunteers on the island of Lesbos, Greece, and refugees that have made their way to Piraeus harbour in Athens from their home countries. Looking at a range of perspectives from local and foreign volunteers to the people who have been forced out of their home countries fleeing various different circumstances, you see and hear an observational portrait of place and people, it gives a snapshot of time in human history, during what is debatably the most talked about topic in Europe.