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Werner Herzog

"Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World"
Director
Werner Herzog (director, writer, producer) has written, produced and directed some 70 films, acted in a number of films, published books of prose, staged about a dozen operas and founded his own educational program, the Rogue Film School.
Born in Munich in 1942, Herzog grew up in a remote valley in the Bavarian mountains. Until age 11 he did not even know of the existence of cinema. He started to develop film projects from age 15 on, and since no one was willing to finance them, he worked the night shift as a welder in a steel factory during high school. Herzog also began to travel on foot. He made his first phone call at 17 and his first film at 19. In college he studied history and literature but dropped out in favor of filmmaking.