Herdsmen of the Sun (German: Wodaabe - Die Hirten der Sonne) is a 1989 documentary film by Werner Herzog. The film explores the social rituals and cultural celebrations of the Saharan nomadic Wodaabe tribe. Particular focus is given to the Gerewol celebration, which features an elaborate male beauty contest to win wives. Although the film may be considered to be ethnographic, Herzog commented that: "[My films] are anthropological only in as much as they try to explore the human condition at this particular time on this planet. I do not make films using images only of clouds and trees, I work with human beings because the way they function in different cultural groups interests me. If that makes me an anthropologist then so be it." 
^ Herzog, Werner (2001). Herzog on Herzog. Faber and Faber. ISBN 0-571-20708-1.
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Signs of Life (1968) Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) Fata Morgana (1971) Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974) Heart of Glass (1976) Stroszek (1977) Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) Woyzeck (1979) Fitzcarraldo (1982) Where the Green Ants Dream (1984) Cobra Verde (1987) Scream of Stone (1991) Lessons of Darkness (1992) Invincible (2001) The Wild Blue Yonder (2005) Rescue Dawn (2006) Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? (2009) Queen of the Desert (2015) Salt and Fire (2016)
The Flying Doctors of East Africa (1969) Handicapped Future (1971) Land of Silence and Darkness (1971) The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974) How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck (1976) La Soufrière (1977) Huie's Sermon (1981) God's Angry Man (1981) Ballad of the Little Soldier (1984) The Dark Glow of the Mountains (1984) Herdsmen of the Sun (1989) Echoes from a Sombre Empire (1990) Jag Mandir (1991) Bells from the Deep (1993) The Transformation of the World into Music (1994) Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices (1995) Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997) My Best Fiend (1999) Wings of Hope (2000) Pilgrimage (2001) Ten Thousand Years Older (2002) Wheel of Time (2003) The White Diamond (2004) Grizzly Man (2005) Encounters at the End of the World (2007) Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010) Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) Into the Abyss (2011) On Death Row (2012) From One Second to the Next (2013) Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) Into the Inferno (2016)
Herakles (1962) Game in the Sand (1964) The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz (1967) Last Words (1967) Precautions Against Fanatics (1969) No One Will Play with Me (1976) Portrait Werner Herzog (1986) Les Gaulois (1988) La bohème (2009)
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