Two of my favourite & most entertaining Werner Herzog documentaries: Wheel of Time, a 2003 portrait of Tibetan Buddhism; and the 1989 Woodabe: Herdsmen of the Sun, about the customs of the nomadic Woodabe African Sahara/ Sahel community. Although these films 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."