Filmed in the ravaged oil fields of post-Gulf War Kuwait, Werner Herzog's 1992 documentary Lessons of Darkness is both rumination on the horrors of war, and commentary on Cinéma Vérité filmmaking. Likened to Godfrey Reggio's Koyaanisqatsi (1982) and Herzog's own Fata Morgana (1970), the film's haunting imagery is set to the compositions of Schubert, Verdi, and Wagner. More information and the film's trailer at Werner Herzog's website.
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