Together with Kevin Toma, movie reviewer of De Volkskrant, we watch and discuss the latest movie by Werner Herzog. Herzog, renowned director of, among others, Grizzly Man and Cave of Forgotten Dreams, likes to explore new worlds. In Lo and Behold he takes us to the both promising and scary world of the world wide web.
Admission free. Limited seating, people with a WUR-card have priority! The movie is 98 min, English spoken
Did any other human invention influence our lives so thoroughly as the world wide web? In a series of talks Werner Herzog explores past, present and future of the internet as if it was a new continent to be discovered. It turns out to be a world already so extensive and growing so fast, that it's future is hard to imagine. Talking with people like entrepreneur Elon Musk and physicist Lawrence Krauss, Herzog sheds a surprising, captivating light on the digital landscape.
"Will our children’s children need the companionship of humans, or will they have evolved in a world where that’s not important?" (Krauss)
After the screening we discuss the movie with Kevin Toma. What makes this movie so special?
Kevin Toma (Sittard, 1974) studied Film- and Performance-Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen. He started his career as movie reviewer for De Filmkrant. From 2007 he works for De Volkskrant.
Furthermore he accompanies silent movies. He wrote new scores for and accompanied live among others Sunrise (1927), Häxan (1922) and Berlin, die Sinfonie der Groβstadt (1927).
This evening is the first in a series in which we watch and discuss documentaries.