Master filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) examines the past, present and constantly evolving future of the Internet in Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. Working with NETSCOUT, a world leader in-real time service assurance and cybersecurity, which came aboard as a producer and led him into a new world, Herzog conducted original interviews with cyberspace pioneers and prophets such as PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, Internet protocol inventor Bob Kahn, and famed hacker Kevin Mitnick.
These provocative conversations reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works, from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships. The film finds Herzog bringing his distinctive documentarian gifts to bear on a timely topic with typically thought-provoking result. As Herzog himself says regarding his film’s topic: “It is one of the biggest revolutions we as humans are experiencing.” (Werner Herzog, 2016, 98 min, DCP)
“[Herzog’s] commentary is the center, however provisional, of a world that has become a directionless network. His voice is the sound, still present, of human contact.” The Nation
“The shape of things to come is a subject very dear to the hearts of the high-tech evangelists Herzog talks to, and it accounts for the pulse of freakish comedy that beats through ‘Lo and Behold.’ New Yorker
“It’s fascinating, scary (so scary), interesting stuff.” Detroit News