NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN

Sometimes people are heroes because they live the life most people only dream about – and communicate about it with thoughtfulness and spirit. When British writer and adventurer Bruce Chatwin was dying of AIDS, he gave his friend Werner Herzog the rucksack that he carried on all of his adventures around the world. Now, three decades later, carrying the rucksack, Herzog sets out on his own journey inspired by Chatwin’s passion for the nomadic life. Along the way, Herzog discovers stories of dinosaurs, lost tribes, Aboriginal traditions, wanderers and dreamers. From Patagonia, to the gorgeous landscape of Wales, to the Australian outback, NOMAD offers a fitting and thought-provoking tribute to a man whose work explores human restlessness and wandering, borders and exile, and art and objects. Told in Herzog’s distinctive style, NOMAD is a portrait of one of the 20th century’s most charismatic writers, full of memorable characters and encounters. It is also a portrait of two kindred spirits, writer and filmmaker. “Fans of Herzog’s and/or Chatwin’s will love this documentary… in some ways, it’s larger than life, just as both the director and its subject.” Film Threat

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