Werner Herzog is hailed as one of the most innovative contemporary directors in the world and a pioneer of the postwar West German cinema movement. Herzog grew up in a small Bavarian town, and studied in Munich and Pittsburgh, traveling extensively in Mexico, Sudan, Great Britain, and Greece. He made his first film in 1961, at the age of 19, and since then has produced, written, and directed more than 60 feature and documentary films. Over the span of his 40 year career, he has won 51 awards and received an additional 45 nominations. Herzog’s films are bold, usually set in distinct and unfamiliar landscapes, and imbued with mysticism. He is best known for Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Grizzly Man, and Rescue Dawn. Herzog has also published more than a dozen books of prose and directed several operas. Moderated by Wesley Harris (UVa)
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