The White Diamond \ Dir. Werner Herzog
The White Diamond, Dir. Werner Herzog (2004) / (1hr 28min)
Werner Herzog’s little-known documentary film follows Airship Engineer, Dr. Graham Dorrington as he embarks on a trip to the giant Kaieteur Falls in the heart of Guyana hoping to fly his helium-filled invention above the unspoilt canopy. However, this daringly logistical effort will not be without risk. Twelve years ago, a similar expedition into the unique habitat of the South American rainforest ended in disaster when Dorrington’s friend Dieter Plage fell to his death. A look at aviation and humanity, Herzog sets out with a new prototype of the airship into this little explored area of the world, to record and tell this unique story.