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4 September 2017: Handicapped Future + Huie’s Sermon


Handicapped Future
Werner Herzog
1971 | 43 min | Colour | Digital

“A practical documentary to raise public awareness about the need for disability access in Germany, using recent disability rights legislation in the United States for comparison. During its filming, Herzog met Fini Straubinger, a woman whose deafness and blindness allows her to only communicate via a tactile language. The resulting documentary, Land of Silence and Darkness, expands several themes that run throughout Herzog’s oeuvre in films like Last Words, Kaspar Hauser and Lessons of Darkness.” – Senses of Cinema

Huie’s Sermon
Werner Herzog
1981 | 43 min | Colour | Digital

Filmed at the Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Brooklyn, this short film is the record of a single sermon delivered by charismatic pastor Huie Rogers.

Part of our season on Werner Herzog