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Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life

Sunday, August 14 - Tuesday, August 16, 2016

DCP projection

Starting from a Texas triple homicide, master filmmaker Werner Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams) probes the human psyche to explore why people kill–and why a state kills.  In intimate conversations with victims’ families, a state executioner, a prison pastor, and a 28-year-old death row inmate days away from execution, Herzog achieves what he describes as “a gaze into the abyss of the human soul.”  His investigation unveils layers of humanity, finding enlightenment in ominous territory.

Part of the series Ecstatic Truths: Documentaries by Herzog

  • Country Germany/Canada
  • Running Time 107 minutes
  • Website sundanceselects.com
  • Director Werner Herzog