Werner Herzog has done it again! Yet another riveting documentary. This time with Mikhail Gorbachev. The iconic filmmaker squares off with the last leader of the Soviet Union to talk about his achievements, the end of the Cold War and the Soviet regime.
What else could a history nerd ask for? This might well be the best documentary film of 2019! Can’t wait to see this!
I also manage to steal this snippet below from the Oracle of Curation, Jason Kottke’s website:
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists interviewed Herzog about the film.
It’s not easy to speak of what I tried to accomplish. I think as a natural concomitant you get the feeling that there should be better times between the West and Russia. The demonization of Russia is a great mistake of the Western media and Western politics, and we should try and seek a climate that was created by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, the most improbable characters you could ever put together in one room.Meeting Gorbachev, Kottke.org
It’s time for the history nerds across the world to assemble! 😉