Land of Silence and Darkness

2010 Alumni

In the book Herzog on Herzog, the director says, “Land of Silence and Darkness is a film particularly close to my heart. If I had not have made it there would be a great gap in my existence.” The film follows Fini Straubinger, a fifty-six-year-old deaf and blind woman, who leads an inspiring life helping others with similar handicaps. Herzog shot only 3 hours of footage to craft the film. “This should be a lesson to filmmakers,” he said. “You need only guts to make films.”


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Director: Werner Herzog
Running Time: 85 minutes
Language: In German with English subtitles,In German with English subtitles,In German with English subtitles
Country: Germany
Year: 1971