Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

Spotlight Documentary

World Premiere

UK | 89 MINUTES | English | (No Subtitles) subtitles

NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN

Comedy, Documentary, Biography, Journalism
When British writer and adventurer Bruce Chatwin was dying of AIDS, he gave his friend Werner Herzog the rucksack that he carried on all of his adventures around the world. Now, three decades later, carrying the rucksack, Herzog sets out on his own journey inspired by Chatwin’s passion for the nomadic life. Along the way, Herzog discovers stories of dinosaurs, lost tribes, Aboriginal traditions, wanderers and dreamers. From Patagonia, to the gorgeous landscape of Wales, to the Australian outback, Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin offers a fitting and thought-provoking tribute to a man whose work explores human restlessness and wandering, borders and exile, and art and objects. Told in Werner Herzog’s distinctive style, Nomad is a portrait of one of the 20th century’s most charismatic writers, full of memorable characters and encounters. It is also a portrait of two kindred spirits and offers a fascinating insight into Herzog’s own obsessions and imagination.

—Dan Hunt

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog was born in Munich. He has written, produced, and directed more than 50 films, published books of prose, staged several operas, acted in films, and founded the Rogue Film School. His most recent films are Into the Inferno (2016) and Salt and Fire (2016).
Director
Werner Herzog
Producer
Lucki Stipec, Steve O'Hagan
Screenwriter
Werner Herzog
Cinematographer
Louis Caulfield, Mike Paterson
Composer
Ernst Reijseger
Editor
Marco Capalbo
Executive Producer
Richard Bright
US Distributor
Sideways Film
Production Manager
Mandy Weller
Production Executive
Lisa Phelan

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Kazz Basma
Sideways Film
London, N16 0AE
Phone: +447881473603
kazz@sidewaysfilm.com
Print Source
Mandy Weller
BBC Studios
Glasgow, G51 1DA
Phone: 141 422 7910
mandy.weller@bbc.co.uk
US Sales Contact
Kazz Basma
Sideways Film
London, N16 0AE
Phone: +447881473603
kazz@sidewaysfilm.com
Technical Contact
Mandy Weller
BBC Studios
Glasgow, G51 1DA
Phone: 141 422 7910
mandy.weller@bbc.co.uk
International Sales Contact
Kazz Basma
Sideways Film
London, N16 0AE
Phone: +447881473603
kazz@sidewaysfilm.com