Werner Herzog is a renowned filmmaker who has written, produced and directed more than 70 films, published several books, staged a dozen operas, acted in feature films, and founded the Rogue Film School, focused on his singular approach to storytelling. He made his first phone call at age 17 and his first film at 19. While still in high school, he worked the night shift as a welder in a steel factory because no one was willing to finance his films. Much of Herzog’s documentary film work incorporates scientific topics. These projects often focus on the personal obsessions that drive scientists’ research and draw wide audiences not typically associated with science films.