'Into the Inferno' and 'Lo and Behold' Director Werner Herzog "Lifts the Audience to a Very High Level" | Documentary Oscar Roundtable

Herzog tells a story about police officers who tried to confiscate his footage.

Werner Herzog is always full of amazing stories about his behind-the-scenes process, and the filmmaker brings many anecdotal treasures to The Hollywood Reporter's Documentary Oscar Roundtable — including filming on a volcano, an altercation with the police and scaring his cinematographers.

"I do things that are completely no-nos in documentary filmmaking. I enjoy the no-nos," he said.

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