Documentary Feature | 97 minutes

HIFF 2020

 World Cinema Documentary

Directed by
Werner Herzog, Clive Oppenheimer

Produced by
André Singer, Lucki Stipetic

Written by
Werner Herzog

2020 | English | USA

In his latest attempt to better understand the mysteries of the natural world, the venerable Werner Herzog turns his attention to meteors, comets, and asteroids. Reuniting with co-director Clive Oppenheimer, with whom Herzog previously explored volcanoes in the film INTO THE INFERNO (HIFF 2016), the pair embark on an epic, globetrotting journey to consult with astronomers, archaeologists, and mythologists who reveal the various physical, historical, and cultural impacts these cosmic wonders have had on Earth. A holistic rumination on past, present, and future realms, FIREBALL: VISITORS FROM DARKER WORLDS is a thoughtful exploration of the many ways these celestial curiosities have stirred the human imagination.

Available in the Virtual Cinema:
October 9 (10am ET) through midnight on October 16

You must finish watching by midnight on Friday.

Please note: for this film, there is a 6-hour watch window. Once you click play, you will have six hours to complete the film. 

Note: This film may be viewed from anywhere in the United States.