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Werner Herzog's new documentary peers into our online souls

Engadget Engadget 3/06/2016 Jessica Conditt
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Celebrated Grizzly Man director Werner Herzog turned his gaze to the internet, and the internet gazed back. Herzog's latest documentary, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, dives into the past, present and future of the internet, featuring interviews with digital powerhouses like Elon Musk and Internet Protocol inventor Bob Kahn. The film covers a range of perspectives, including chats with a family that believes the internet is a manifestation of evil, a woman who says she fell ill from exposure to wireless radiation signals and a group of monks who apparently love Twitter.

Lo and Behold asks if the internet is eradicating humans' desire for face-to-face communication while dissecting how it connects the world. Herzog even chimes in himself a few times, once to tell Musk that he would gladly be sent to Mars. Musk responds diplomatically.

Lo and Behold debuted at Sundance in January and it's set to hit theaters, iTunes, Amazon Video and On Demand on July 8th.

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