Werner Herzog, creator of 2005’s Grizzly Man and 2011’s Into the Abyss – a documentary examining capital punishment through the eyes of two men on death row – casts his cinematic gaze over the Web with the release of his new documentary.
Lo and Behold Reveries of the Connected World is a collection of interviews from the the far corners of the Web’s connected universe. There are early pioneers of the internet’s development alongside victims of wireless radiation explaining their unique and sometimes contradictory versions of what they think the Web is.
“This is an extra ordinary moment in the life of human beings,” says Herzog. “All of us collectively have to become the guardians of this fragile new world.”
The film also posits a number of profound and occasionally incomprehensible ideas about whether the Web could eventually dream of its own existence or perhaps understand the meaning of love.
Whatever your view, Herzog’s long overdue examination of the most far-reaching invention of the past hundred years is a pretty good way to kick-off 2016.
The film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah later this month.
➤ LO AND BEHOLD REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD [Sundance]