Werner Herzog’s latest movie at the opening ceremony of the 13th Millennium Docs Against Gravity

Join us at the launch of the Wrocław edition of the 13th Millennium Docs Against Gravity! The festival will begin on May 13th in the Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe with a 18:00 screening of “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World”, the latest documentary by German director Werner Herzog.

Tirelessly exploring the nooks and crannies of the human spirit, Herzog takes on the Internet in his latest movie. The journey begins at the source – in the very room at the University of California from which the first email message was sent in 1969. That’s when the humanity entered the digital era, researchers say. The director observes it from all angles in a warm yet cynical fashion, neither despairing over the apocalyptic visions nor worshiping the network wrapped around the world.

He interviews the Internet’s pioneers and mystics, victims of hate campaigns, scientists developing artificial intelligence, lab assistants creating a video game that could find a cure for cancer, researchers working on robots that ought to win the 2050 football championship, famous hackers, Internet addicts in rehab centers… All these people know that the development of artificial intelligence is invariably linked to a debate on the boundaries of morality – and where human beings begin and end.

Herzog proves that the moment when the Internet begins to “dream about itself” is extremely near. One of the scientists shows us what goes on in the imagination of a robot planning a very complex task of turning a metal valve, and asks an uncomfortable question: once we’re surrounded by intelligent machines, will we still need human company?

13th Millennium Docs Against Gravity will open on May 13th at 18:00 in the Warszawa screening room of the Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe. Festival tickets can be already purchased at the Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, priced at 12 and 15 zł (single ticket, price depends on screening time). With the purchase of 10 or more tickets, the price is 10 zł each. More information about the Wrocław edition of  Millennium Docs Against Gravity can be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DocsAGWroclaw/

See you at the movies!