Scavenger Hunt 32 – November 2017: Film 3 of 30
A Werner Herzog Documentary
'Has life without fire become unbearable for them?'
This is a hauntingly beautiful documentary about the raging fires in the oil fields of Kuwait after the first Gulf War. The images are staggering, the score is incredible and the sparse narration by Werner Herzog is spine tingling.
At times you can scarcely believe that what you're seeing is from the same planet, some of the shots are truly breathtaking and like the synopsis says it honestly looks life hell itself, raging fires, billowing columns of smoke and oceans of thick black oil, it is something you have to see to believe.
I recommend anyone to see this, you can't help but be absolutely fascinated by what you're seeing.