25 Jun 2016

Werner Herzog: reveries of the connected world

From Saturday Morning, 9:10 am on 25 June 2016

Director Werner Herzog has a new documentary screening at this year's New Zealand International Film Festival. In Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, he enters cyberspace to explore the internet from its origins, meeting pioneers and prophets, and discovering the extent to which the online world has transformed the real world.

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog Photo: Supplied

The film, backed by tech company NetScout, was a curious project for the documentarian, who’s not exactly the most connected person on the planet.

“They didn’t know I made first phone call when I was 17 and they didn’t know I had no cellphone,” Herzog tells Kim Hill down a landline from his home in Los Angeles.