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SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Werner Herzog’s Documentaries

If you like documentaries just a little on the weird side of life, you might enjoy this work by the German filmmaker, Werner Herzog.

Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life
Herzog explores a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas, and in his inimitable way, leaves you with a lot to think about afterwards. 

Cave of Forgotten Dreams
In this film, Herzog explores the Chauvet Cave in France, where paintings discovered on the walls are thought to be the oldest human artwork ever found. He brings the subject to life.

Encounters at the End of the World
The South Pole's unique residents and their strange, harsh environment at the bottom of the world are profiled. This film was nominated for an Academy Award.

Little Dieter Needs to Fly The life of Dieter Dengler is explored. Dieter came to the United States from Germany at 18 and became a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War. He was shot down, taken prisoner, and, down to 85 pounds, escaped and was rescued.

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