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Lessons of darkness: Fata Morgana

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Anchor Bay Entertainment,
Pub. Date:
2001.
Language:
English
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Lessons of darkness: A stirring documentary of 1992 post-Gulf War Kuwait, focusing on the oil well fires ignited by retreating Iraqi soldiers. What resulted is less a simple documentary about an environmental catastrophe than an apocalyptic vision of hell, a strangely beautiful portrait of a world on fire. Fata Morgana: Herzog brings his cameras to the Sahara desert in order to film mirages. He combines the apocalyptic, often hallucinatory images of the desert with passages from the Mayan creation myth, the Popol Vuh, set to songs of Leonard Cohen.
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Cohen, Leonard, 1934-2016.
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Cable News Network.
Cohen, Leonard,1934-2016.Songs.
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Premiere (Firm)
Studio Canal+.
Werner Herzog Filmproduktion.
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subject_facetAfrica, Northern
Fire extinction -- Kuwait
Mirages
Oil wells -- Fires and fire prevention -- Kuwait
Persian Gulf War, 1991
Video recordings
title_displayLessons of darkness : Fata Morgana
title_fullLessons of darkness [videorecording] ; Fata Morgana / a co-production by Premiere, Canal+ France with Canal+ Spain in cooperation with ITEL ; co-produced by CNN
Lessons of darkness [videorecording] ; Fata Morgana / written and directed by Werner Herzog
title_shortLessons of darkness
title_subFata Morgana
topic_facetFire extinction
Fires and fire prevention
Mirages
Oil wells
Persian Gulf War, 1991
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