The Arc of Oblivion The Arc of Oblivion
- Ian Cheney
In a universe that erases its tracks, why are we so hellbent on leaving a trace?From executive producer Werner Herzog ("Cave of Forgotten Dreams"; "Grizzly Man") and director Ian Cheney ("King Corn"), "The Arc of Oblivion" is an unexpectedly playful search for an answer to a deeply existential question. Set against the backdrop of the filmmaker's quixotic quest to build an ark in a field in Maine, the film heads far afield — to salt mines in the Alps, fjords in the Arctic, and ancient libraries in the Sahara — to illuminate the strange world of archives, record-keeping, and memory.
Note: Watch the The Arc of Oblivion trailer here.