When Bruce Chatwin was dying of AIDS, his friend Werner Herzog made a final visit. As a parting gift, Chatwin gave him his rucksack. Thirty years later, Herzog sets out on his own journey inspired by Chatwin's passion for the nomadic life.
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 »
I have to be honest, I had thought that Gorbachev had passed away a while ago, so to be able to relive these momentous events of the eighties and nineties through his eyes, complemented with a judicious and very well chosen selection of archive and contributions from his contemporaries, was both a moving and enlightening experience. Herzog provided a slightly pandering line of questioning but that was probably the best way to illicit responses from such an experienced and formidable statesman; also let's not suppose that this is a particularly objective review of these events; but it is still fascinating to hear from the sole surviving leader of the times. His whole style and demeanour contrasted so demonstrably with the "fossils" that preceded him in the Soviet Kremlin it is little wonder that he resonated with people at home and elsewhere.
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