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Legend of New German Cinema and director of numerous award-winning documentaries, including Grizzly Man and Cave of Forgotten Dreams, joins us in coversation on Sunday 9 June.

Werner Herzog's antics as a filmmaker and icon of popular culture are well known: from the tip of an extra's finger that he shot (or did not shoot) off on the set of Aguirre, Wrath of God, to the shot wound he himself endured with impressive flippancy during an interview with Mark Kermode. 

The subject of his new documentary, Nomad: in the steps of Bruce Chatwin, considers the life of the famous travel writer to whom an air of myth and legend also clings. The making of the film began thirty years ago with a final visit to Chatwin who was then dying of AIDS, and ends with Werner, famous orchestrator of great adventures, setting out on a journey in honour of his nomadic friend.

Sheffield Doc/ Fest are proud to present an opportunity to take a look behind the curtain, as the groundbreaking filmmaker discusses his new work, incredible life and career. Enjoy an evening in the presence of a master story teller who, for over fifty years, has told tales tall and true on subjects as diverse as death row, Antarctica, the internet, volcanoes and the Loch Ness Monster.