Wings of Hope

Saturday, August 13, 2016

One screening only!

In 1971, a plane came apart over the Peruvian jungle close to where Werner Herzog was filming Aguirre, the Wrath of God. The only survivor from nearly 100 passengers was Juliane Kopcke, a 17-year-old German girl, who escaped from the jungle after the search was called off. Years later, Herzog tracked down the woman to tell her story. Rather than use re-enactments, he takes her back into the jungle for a profound journey reminiscent of Herzog’s film Little Dieter Needs to Fly (playing Thu Aug 18 at 9:20pm).

Image ©Werner Herzog Film

Part of the series Ecstatic Truths: Documentaries by Herzog

  • Country Germany/UK
  • Year 1999
  • Running Time 70 minutes
  • Director Werner Herzog

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