Monday, May 23, 2011

330. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)


Through our eyes the universe is perceiving itself, and through our ears the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witness to which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.

I freely admit that there is a severe lack of Werner Herzog on this blog. He is truly one of my favorite filmmakers and the only one I know of who can transition seamlessly from documentary filmmaking to traditional and back. In this film Herzog travels to Antarctica to interview the various people who inhabit the uninhabitable continent. He learns a lot of scientific facts along the way, but his focus is on humanity instead of nature as he asks the viewers what makes us so curious about taming the unknown.

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