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Six of Herzog's less-known documentaries, streaming

God's Angry Man (1980) Herdsmen of the Sun (1989) Les Blank's "Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe," Part One (1980) Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe, Part Two Nobody Want to Play With Me, Part One (1976) Nobody Want to Play With Me, Part Two The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz (1967) Herakles (1962)
My blog entry The Ecstasy of the Filmmaker Herzog with videos of him discussing the 3D Cave documentary. 
A conversation between Errol Morris and Werner Herzog. 
From Ebertfest 2004, a conversation with Werner Herzog
Photo of Herzog at Boulder 2010 by Ebert.

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