About the daring adventure of exploring rain forest canopy with a novel flying device-the Jungle Airship. Airship engineer Dr. Graham Dorrington embarks on a trip to the giant Kaieteur ... See full summary »
German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as a U.S. naval pilot in the Viet Nam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Viet Cong, recreating many events for the camera.
Different peoples' sense of wonder for the volcano
The filmmaker Werner Herzog observes some of the most beautiful and terrifying wonders of the natural world - the volcano - with his signature blend of curiosity and insight. He travels round the world, to Indonesia, Ethiopia, Iceland and North Korea to explore the effect volcanos have on their population and culture and myths. The film is important for showing a fresh insight into North Korea, and a fascinating insight into the fossil hunting of early humankind in the shadow of the volcano. The primordial aspect of molten lava flow and lava explosions captured on film are extraordinary and at times unsettling such was the danger to the cameramen and the vertigo from enormous backdrops of crimson fury.
The film meanders from one location to another and it is unconventional in its narrative and narration. Herzog is a perfect storyteller for what cannot be pinned down, though he never loses sight of one constant here: human awe of the primeval and the elemental.
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