Directed by Werner Herzog • 1984 • West Germany, Australia
Starring Bruce Spence, Wandjuk Marika, Roy Marika
Werner Herzog heads to the Australian outback for this typically idiosyncratic variation on one of his pet themes: the uneasy relationship between modern man and nature. When an Australian mining company sets out to conduct a series of tests in the desert, they find themselves challenged by the aboriginal elders for whom the land is sacred, a conflict that pits corporate interests against ancient folkways. A hypnotic, visually stunning meditation on the Australian landscape, WHERE THE GREEN ANTS DREAM explores issues of Western arrogance and colonialism through Herzog’s one-of-a-kind lens.