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Outstanding Personality Award for Documentary Film and Outstanding Works
The Honorary Prize of this year’s German Documentary Prize was awarded to Werner Herzog for his life’s work. The 79-year-old director, producer, and author is one of the most important and influential filmmakers around the world. His films are dense fictional masterpieces that blur the line between fiction and documentation. As a director, he has created stylistically defining documentaries that are often devoted to the fundamental force of nature, the allure of distant places or the depths of man. The award will be given as part of the SWR Doku Festival on June 24, 2022.
Documentary work by Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog is one of the world’s most famous directors and producers and has directed more than 30 documentaries for film and television since 1962. His most famous works are “My Dearest Enemy” about his difficult relationship with actor Klaus Kinski and “Grizzly Man” about animal rights activist Timothy Treadwell, who spent many summers living with grizzly bears in Alaska and was eventually killed by a bear person. The Land of Silence and Darkness about the lives of deaf-blind people or the Academy Award-nominated documentary End of the World Encounters with stunning natural footage of Antarctica, along with photographs by researchers at the site, also set standards. The essence of Werner Herzog’s documentary work is his fascination with nature and its importance to people. But it also focused on figures from contemporary history like Michael Gorbachev or supposedly eccentric heroes like death row criminals. His view of reality is always distinguished by great narrative power and visual richness.
SWR director Kai Jenifke described Herzog as a “great visionary filmmaker”
“Werner Herzog is a great figure whose work inspires and inspires generations of filmmakers. For nearly six decades now, he has been taking his camera to parts of our world where no other director has dared go on to tell stories in an untellable way. His films are powerful evidence of why he is considered Werner Herzog One of the most daring and visionary filmmakers of our time – a director who has been called “the greatest living filmmaker” by Milos Forman and Francois Truffaut on behalf of SWR Doku Festival, I would like to congratulate Werner Herzog on receiving the honorary award from the Documentary Award German”. Kay Genevikki.
German Documentary Film Award Honorary Award
The German Documentary Film Prize Honorary Award was awarded jointly by the SWR Doku Festival and the Media and Film Association Baden-Württemberg. The other award winners in the various categories will be announced on 24 June 2022 when the German Documentary Award is presented.
If you have any questions, please contact the German Documentary Film Award office: tel: 0711929 14003, e-mail: Dokumentarfilmpreis@swr.de
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