ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Shown as part of the Werner Herzog Retrospective
ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (Germany, 2007, 100 min.)
German director Werner Herzog arrived in the South Pole with a carte blanche from the National
Science Foundation, and no predefined idea about the specific subject of his new movie. His film is a collection of unusual characters interviewed at McMurdo Station, a 1000-person settlement of researchers in Antarctica. Herzog personally describes his ramblings around the Pole, providing the common thread between different scenes and characters. This diary of his journey through Antarctica provides an uncommon insight into the lives of the people living there, and a sense of the precarious nature of human existence on this planet. Directed by Werner Herzog. 2009 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Feature.
Introduced by Sylvia Blume, Program Coordinator, Goethe-Institut Washington.
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