The Internet is all around us, connecting humans with each other and providing the world with more information than ever before, but what is its existential impact? How has it changed our worldviews? Director Werner Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches in his new documentary “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World.” Containing interviews with such luminaries as Bob Kahn, Elon Musk, and Sebastian Thrun, Herzog explores the digital landscape with his trademark curiosity and sparks a number of provocative conversations about how the online world has immeasurably transformed our real world, from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and even our personal relationships. Watch an exclusive promo for the film below.
Werner Herzog is one of the more acclaimed film directors of the 20th century. He’s best known for his five feature films with legendary and controversial actor Klaus Kinski: “Aguirre, The Wrath of God,” “Nosferatu the Vampyre,” “Woyzeck,” “Fitzcarraldo,” and “Cobra Verde.” Some of his other acclaimed features include “Stroszek,” “Rescue Dawn,” and “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.” Herzog has also made a number of documentaries, like “My Best Fiend,” about the director’s rocky relationship with Kinski, “Grizzly Man,” about Timothy Treadwell and his own interactions with grizzly bears, and “Encounters at the End of the World,” for which he was nominated for a Best Documentary Feature Oscar.
“Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World” is currently in theaters and available to stream on digital platforms.