Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World 2016 M

1.00PM Sat 5 Aug 2017 (1hr 38mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

When we speak of the horrors of the internet, it's not the internet we are talking about – it's humans. And human nature manifests itself in a way we have never seen before, because it's anonymous and it's on a massive scale. But it is not like nature, that is not it at all. It is human beings using the tool of the internet.

When exploring a subject as broad and impenetrable as the world of the internet, it helps to have a guide as singular and authoritative as Werner Herzog. Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World is a terrifically entertaining examination of the joys and ordeals that the internet has wrought upon the world. As is often the case with Herzog's documentaries, it is the tributaries along the way that provide the most fascination: he investigates advances in Artificial Intelligence, robotics, the possibility of interplanetary travel, and a commune of people who have retreated to one of the few places in America not reached by radio signals. Lo and Behold is enthralling and often comic journey into the ever-expanding digital universe.

CREDITS

HD, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 98 MINS, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: WERNER HERZOG / CINEMATOGRAPHER: PETER ZEITLINGER / EDITOR: MARCO CAPALBO / PRODUCTION CO: NETSCOUT, PEREIRA & O'DELL ENTERTAINMENT, SAVILLE PRODUCTIONS, SKELLIG ROCK / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

M | Coarse language