Watch: Trailer for Werner Herzog’s Doc ‘Lo and Behold’

Herzog’s Next Documentary

The acclaimed director Werner Herzog (Into the Abyss) is back with another feature documentary called Lo and Behold Reveries of the Connected World.

Herzog’s next doc will premiere at Sundance in a few weeks, and the first trailer has arrived online to give us an early peek at society that cannot live without being a part of the plugged-in community.

Check out the trailer after the jump.

Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence. From the brilliant mind of Werner Herzog comes his newest vehicle for exploration, a playful yet chilling examination of our rapidly interconnecting online lives.

Herzog documents a treasure trove of interviews of strange and beguiling individuals—ranging from Internet pioneers to victims of wireless radiation, whose anecdotes and reflections weave together a complex portrait of our brave new world. Herzog describes the Internet as “one of the biggest revolutions we as humans are experiencing,” and yet he tempers this enthusiasm with horror stories from victims of online harassment and Internet addiction.

For all of its detailed analysis, this documentary also wrestles with profound and intangible questions regarding the Internet’s future. Will it dream, as humans do, of its own existence? Can it discover the fundamentals of morality, or perhaps one day understand the meaning of love? Or will it soon cause us—if it hasn’t already—more harm than good?