Trasfoco: The Volcano Section

La Soufrière

In August 1976, the La Soufrière volcano (French for ‘sulphur mine’) started to become very active. Seventy six thousand people were evacuated from the environs of the volcano, but a poor hermit refused to leave, preferring to stay and wait for the imminent eruption. After reading about it in the newspaper, the director Werner Herzog travelled to the island with a small film crew. There they found a fascinating situation: empty streets with no cars but still functioning traffic lights, pets scavenging for food, and one man patiently awaiting for the great eruption.

Proyección

With the participation of Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein, Director of Photography of the film

Date
Saturday, 24/11/2018
Time
9:00 pm
Venue
CIC El Almacén
Runtime
30′
Language
German and French
Subtitles
Spanish

Crew

Director
Werner Herzog
Script
Werner Herzog
Photography
Edward Lachman, Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein
Editing
Beate Mainka Jellinghaus

Technical information

Original title
La Soufrière – Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe
Year
1977
Country
West Germany
Exhibition format
Blu-Ray