Werner Herzog's Driver Safety Documentary

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Werner Herzog, director of documentaries like Grizzly Man, Encounters at the End of the World, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, and a zillion others has now created a powerful 35-minute documentary about...wait for it...texting while driving. And guess what? It's just as wrenching as his other work. You can watch the whole thing for free on YouTube. Do this, now:

This is part of the It Can Wait campaign, encouraging drivers to put down their phones while in the car.

Tangentially related, here's an animation illustrating the time Werner Herzog rescued Joaquin Phoenix from a car crash. Yes, really.

For more Herzog, check out our previous coverage. (I'm particularly proud of my excessively long review of On Death Row.)

(Via Kottke.)

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August 10, 2013 - 9:00am
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